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.

All libraries are now open.

Call and Collect Service from Blackburn Library and Darwen Library will still be available

If you let us know what you’d like to read we'll do the browsing and picking for you to collect from our door at an agreed 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.

Simply phone (01254) 661221, or email library@blackburn.gov.uk for collections from Blackburn Library or phone (01254) 706021, or email darwen.library@blackburn.gov.uk for collections from Darwen Library and tell us what you want. Please note that this service must be booked in advance.

Digital library services

Don’t forget that you can access our eBooks, eAudio and eMagazines from the comfort of your own home at any time.

Home delivery service

For those customers who are already signed up to our home delivery service, this will carry on as usual. If you are not already signed up, but think that you might be eligible for this service, please contact our team on (01254) 661221 to discuss your requirements and they’ll be happy to add you subject to availability.

Digital story times and other activities

We will continue to post story times to our library Facebook and Twitter pages, as well as occasional links to author events, puzzles and other items that we think will interest you. Please follow us for more details.