Libraries and reading

Find out all about Blackburn with Darwen libraries; how to borrow and renew books, magazines and digital media, loan and renewal charges.

Blackburn with Darwen Libraries are now closed until further notice

Blackburn Library and Darwen Library are operating a telephone service and a Call and Collect service

Please see the respective library pages for services offered.

‘Call and Collect’ service

  1. Contact us by telephone or by email, tell us what you like to read and book a pick-up date and time. If you’re not sure what you’d like we can choose for you, based on your areas of interest or you can browse the online library catalogue for inspiration.
  2. Collect your books from Blackburn or Darwen Library. Please be aware we are following strict social distancing guidelines and hygiene measures.

E-resources available 24/7, free of charge.

If you don’t already have a library card, you can now get a temporary online library card number by registering.