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Chester-le-Street Library

Find out about the opening times, activities and services available at Chester-le-Street library.

Opening hours

  • Monday - 10.00am to 7.00pm
  • Tuesday - 10.00am to 6.00pm
  • Wednesday - closed
  • Thursday - 10.00am to 7.00pm
  • Friday - 10.00am to 5.00pm
  • Saturday - 9.30am to 12.30pm
  • Sunday - closed

Events and activities

Reading group

Day: Monday
Time: 11.00am to 12.00 noon
Frequency: First Monday of the month

Rhymetime under 5s session

Day: Monday
Time: 2.00pm to 2.30pm
Frequency: Weekly during termtime

Visually impaired reading group

Day: Friday
Time: 10.00am to 12.00 noon
Frequency: Last Friday of the month

Digital drop-in

Day: Friday
Time: 11.00am to 1.00pm
Frequency: Fortnightly

Get creative Knit and Natter

Day: Friday
Time: 2.00pm to 3.00pm
Frequency: Weekly

Reading group

Day: Saturday
Time: 11.00am to 12.00noon
Frequency: Every four weeks

Drop-in crafts for children

Day: Saturday
Time: All morning
Frequency: Weekly

Lego club

Day: Thursday
Time: 3.30pm to 5.00pm
Frequency: Weekly

Day: Saturday
Time: 10.00am to 12noon 
Frequency: Weekly

What's available?

  • browsing 
  • computer access 
  • self-service photocopying and printing
  • book request service
  • inter library loans
  • study tables

How to get there

Our library is situated on the corner of Station Road and Front Street next to the Lambton Arms pub. There are regular bus services to and from a stop outside Lloyds TSB bank, which is the nearest to the library. There are also plenty of town centre car parks close by.

Cycle parking facilities - there are currently none available at this library.

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    Contact us
    Chester-le-Street Library
    03000 269 512
    Our address is:
    • Station Road
    • Chester-le-Street
    • County Durham
    • United Kingdom
    • DH3 3BP