What is Clayport Library

Durham Clayport Library is the local library in Durham city centre.

Like most libraries the main things to do being renting out books, be it paper or audio, using the library’s personal computers and having a quiet place for said reading or studying


What to do in Durham Clayport Library

  • Rent out books including ebooks, eaudiobooks, ecomics etc
  • Use the library computers for various means such as reading ebooks or studying.
  • There are weekly and monthly events in Durham Clayport Library, such as origami sessions and reading groups. Events are accessible to both adults and children, for more info check here



  • Near Clayport Library there is a multi-storey car park with disabled parking, with this being rather close walking to and from the library isn’t much of a hassle.
  • In said car park there is a lift for those that need it and will take you just a short distance away from the library. The Clayport Library also happens to be directly opposite the Gala Theatre.
  • The entrance is easily accessible as there is no steps leading into it.
  • The entrance to the library has automatic doors so wheelchairs can easily get into the library.
  • While there is a bus stop nearby it is only a specific one and not accessible for everyone depending on where you are located.
  • If you have arrived on the bus by the station an easier route getting there would be crossing the bridge on Leazes Road as the path there isn’t uneven and there are ramps going up to Millennium Place.
  • There are disabled toilets that are accessible with a key that you can get from the front desk. These toilets are on the ground floor which are accessible via the lift near the entrance of the library.
Q Is there a train station nearby and easy to access?

While there is a train station it isn’t close to the library making it quite inaccessible as it is a 10-minute walk from the station

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