Darlington library to open

First published: Tuesday 14 Jul 2020

📚Service Update📚

10th July 2020

From Monday the 13th of July

🏫 Darlington Library, Crown Street, will be open for customers to return their books and for Quick Pick Book Borrowing.

⏰Monday to Saturday 10.00am – 4.00pm⏰

🏫 Cockerton Library will be open at various times during the week for customers to return books and for Click and Collect. All days and times are subject to change and changes will be communicated on our Facebook page and our App.

Key points for customers to note:
📚 We thank customers for keeping our books safe at home and we remind you that there are no fines being incurred and there is no rush to return them.
🚪 Customers will be asked to queue at the central doors on Crown Street and await the invite from staff to enter via the steps or lift access.
✋ All customers will be asked to sanitise their hands, maintain a 2-metre distance to other customers and staff and to browse responsibly.
📚 Adult, Junior and Audio Books are all available.
🤳 Customers can check books in and out using our Self-Service Machines or the Library App. 🙋‍♀️Staff will be on hand to assist.
🚫🚽 There will be no public toilets – The public toilets are at the Dolphin Centre.
🚫📰💻 There will be no access to computers, reference materials, newspapers, the Centre for Local Studies or the Art Gallery and the number of customers permitted to browse the library at one time will be limited.

📣Any changes to service delivery will be communicated in due course.📣

📱Darlington Libraries App will be available soon!📱

📲Our Online Library is still available to all members and can be easily accessed from home. We stock a large range of eBooks, eAudio and digital magazines and comics as well as online newspapers and learning resources.

📚We will continue to offer free home deliveries to Darlington residents aged 60+. Please ring 01325 349610 to enquire.

We are really looking forward to welcoming customers back to Darlington Libraries. We hope by opening Darlington Library for browsing, Cockerton library for click and collect and offering free home deliveries to the over 60’s we are providing a good selection of options for all our customers whether they are keen to choose books themselves or would rather avoid the crowds and keep safe at home.

The safety of our customers is paramount, and customers can be reassured that Darlington Libraries are Covid- secure.

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