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Following the lifting of Plan B Covid-19 restrictions, face coverings are no longer mandatory in libraries. To ensure the continued safety of our staff and customers, we would encourage you to wear a face covering when visiting our building and respect other people's space. Hand sanitising stations are available at each site.

Lanchester Library


Find out about the opening times, activities and services available at Lanchester library.

Opening hours

  • Monday - 2.00pm to 5.30pm
  • Tuesday - 2.00pm to 5.30pm
  • Wednesday - closed
  • Thursday - 9.00am to 7.00pm
  • Friday - closed
  • Saturday - 9.30am to 12.30pm
  • Sunday - closed

What's available?

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

Events and activities

Reading group

Time: 2.30pm - 3.30pm 
Day: Monday
Frequency: Fourth Monday of the month 

Pins and needles 

Time: 10.00am - 11.30am
Day: Thursday
Frequency: First Thursday of the month 

Reading group 

Time: 4.00pm - 5.00pm
Day: Thursday 
Frequency: Third Thursday of the month

How to get there

Lanchester Library is situated on the corner of Front Street and Newbiggen Lane, opposite the community centre. 

If you are travelling by bus, the X31 (to Newcastle via Annfield Plain and Stanley) stops just outside the library. Service 15 (to Consett and Durham) stops opposite the library. There are public parking spaces nearby on Front Street and a free car park on Newbiggen Lane.

Cycle parking facilities - there are currently no cycle parking facilities at this library.

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Contact us
Lanchester Library
03000 269 514
Our address is:
  • Newbiggen Lane
  • Lanchester
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH7 0NT