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Hutchinson Library


Alongside all other activities, the Town Hall has a well stocked library on the ground floor and is open 6 days a week. In addition to over 30,000 books, there are a range of reference and lending services including newspapers, services for children and teenagers, talking books, large print stock and an audiovisual section which offers DVDs. Compact discs are available to order. The Hutchinson Library also regularly hosts literary events with discussions on literary topics as well as book launches and author events.


Fax and photocopying services are also available as well as free use of computers for library members. Facilities are available for tracing your ancestors, including free use of Ancestry.com. Scanner facilities are available too, with assistance available if required.


If you are not currently a member of the library and would like to join, do make yourself known at the library desk - the staff there will be pleased to show you round and issue you with an interim membership card. Upon proof of address you become a full member which entitles you to borrow 12 books, audio and visual materials.



Click the links below for Bishop Auckland Town Hall Library information and events;


See our library opening hours, information and services available. Or, for further information about the library you can also call in or contact us.


Use the Libraries Online facility to;

  • renew library books currently on loan
  • reserve books
  • book a PC
  • search our Online catalogue for books, CDs, Videos, DVDs and Talking Books (Spoken Word).