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The Library Service provides a free and accessible gateway to knowledge and information, recreation and leisure, culture and enjoyment.

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Online Library

View the Online Library [external link] - request, reserve and renew books, as well as view our online resources. You can search our catalogue without being signed in. 


Welcome to OneClickdigital, the eBook and eAudioBook service from Darlington Libraries.

Access best selling e-Books & e-Audiobooks on your computer, MP3 player, tablet or mobile phone for free!

  • Simple 'One Click' download process
  • Compatible with iPhone, iPad, Android phones / tablets, Kindle Fire & PCs
  • Available 24 hours a day
  • FREE to Darlington Library members
  • Register and use the service from your home
  • Large number of titles to choose from

How to create a OneClick digital account

You will need to be a member of Darlington Libraries to access the service and then register and create an account with One Click Digital. 

Simply go to the OneClickdigital website [external link] You will need to enter your library card number and make sure you fill in all the boxes. You will be asked to create a username and password which you will use to login in the future. Once you have created your account, you will just need your username and password for each visit after that.

It is best to install Media Manager when you create your account, although it is still possible to download the software without it. You can change this option at any time by going to 'My Account' and then 'Preferences'.

Getting help and ​support

There is plenty of help available within the site, just click on the Help tab at the top. Use the FAQs first to see if your problem is covered there.

If you have technical questions, please contact the UK based support by email at:

OneClickdigital user guide [external site]

e-Book compatibility

e-Books may be downloaded onto e-Reader devices running Adobe Digital Editions.  Our e-Books are not currently compatible with the Amazon Kindle, however, they are compatible with the Amazon Kindle Fire and FireHD through the android app available in the Amazon App store.

Central (Crown Street) Library

Crown Street Library [external link] houses the Central Lending Department, Reference Library and Centre for Local Studies. It is also home to the Crown Street Gallery, a gallery space championing exciting new artwork by local and regional artists.

Responsibilities for Crown Street Building

Crown Street, Darlington DL1 1ND

Telephone: 01325 462034 
Fax: 01325 381556

Library Service Update - Library report, plan and needs assessment.

Opening times

Monday and Tuesday: 9am-6pm
Wednesday and Friday: 9am-5pm
Thursday: 10am-6pm
Saturday: 9am-4pm

Cockerton Library

Cockerton Library [external link] is very much part of the local community, with events for adults and children and access for people with disabilities.

The Green, Cockerton, Darlington DL3 9AA

Telephone: 01325 461320

Opening times

Monday: 9am-2pm
Tuesday: 2-7pm
Wednesday: 9am-1pm
Thursday: 2-7pm
Friday: 9am-2pm
Saturday: 9am-1pm
Sunday: Closed

Centre for Local Studies

The Centre for Local Studies [external link] is based at Crown Street Library and contains records, maps and local newspapers to help you trace your local and family history.

Telephone: 01325 349630
Fax: 01325 381556

Opening times

Monday and Tuesday: 9am-6pm
Wednesday and Friday: 9am-5pm
Thursday: 10am-6pm
Saturday: 9am-4pm

Mobile Library

Find out more about the Mobile Library [external link] and when it will be coming to your street.


Find out more about events taking place at our libraries


Membership form for adults [pdf document]

Membership form for under eighteens [pdf document]

Once you have completed this form please bring it into one of our libraries with proof of identity