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Due to essential maintenance, the following systems will be unavailable until 7.00am on Thursday 18 August: our online council tax, business rates and housing benefit overpayments service and our welfare assistance form. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

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, 133.2kb)  for more information.