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Thornley Library


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

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This library is currently open for our Pick and Collect service only.

This library is open for our Pick and Collect service at the following times:

Tuesday - 10.00am to 4.00pm
Wednesday - 9.30am to 12.30pm
Thursday - 10.00am to 4.00pm

You must observe social distancing and wear a face covering when collecting your books.

Fines and request fees will not be charged while this is in place.

If you are a library member, you can also borrow ebooks, eaudiobooks, emagazines, enewspapers and ecomics free of charge.

See our libraries YouTube playlist with regular content and information.

Services available at our library

If you would like to browse our catalogue, request an item or renew an item already on loan, please visit Library Online. This facility also offers members of the library service access to a range of websites including Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Grove Music Online and Encyclopaedia Britannica Online.  

  • books, including large print and picture books, audiobooks and reference books
  • HealthZones
  • information leaflets
  • language courses
  • music scores
  • newspapers
  • public access computers with internet, word processing and other Office packages facilities.
  • Wi-fi (free)
  • colour photocopier
  • colour printer
  • scanner
  • ancestry online
  • study area

How to get there

Thornley Library is situated on the main road through Thornley near the Pit Wheel.

Bus stops are located close to the library, near the shops. Thornley Library has its own car park (please note the car park is closed outside library opening hours).

There are two cycle parking places at the library.

Contact us
Thornley Library
03000 269 520
Our address is:
  • High Street
  • Thornley
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH6 3EL
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