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Please note that due to Covid-19 not all library services are available. Please check individual library pages or Library Online for more information.

Loan periods and charges


You can borrow up to twelve books and two talking books for three weeks at a time.

To make life easier you can borrow and return them at any of our libraries in County Durham - they don't have to be returned to the library you got them from.

FormatChargeLoan period
BooksFree3 weeks
Spoken wordAdult titles £1.35
Children's titles Free
3 weeks
CDsFree3 weeks
DVDs55p1 week
Language courses£13.503 months

Fees and charges may apply for late, non-return or damaged items.

We offer lots of additional services such as:

  • photocopying
  • colour printing
  • reproduction of photographs
  • scanning
  • laminating
  • binding

Fees and charges

See our  Icon for pdf Library Fees and Charges 2019 - 2020 (PDF, 106.4kb)  for more information.