Library services - information
Join the library
Being a member of one of Sunderland's libraries gives you access to over three quarters of a million books, free internet access, book clubs, children's story time sessions and courses.
Reserving books and other items
Books, Talking Books and CDs can be reserved and made available for collection at your local library.
Renew your library loans
You can extend the loan period of your library books and other items in various ways.
Books at home
Sunderland's libraries offer a home delivery service - providing books and audio items to you if you are unable to access a library yourself.
Fees and charges for reservations, special services and overdue books and other items.
Library services for hospital in-patients
Would you like a book to read in hospital? We offer a trolley service providing books in Sunderland Royal Hospital.
Libraries - accessibility
Sunderland's libraries are committed to making libraries and information accessible to everyone.
You can ask absolutely anything, and library staff will help you to find the answer.
Room hire and exhibition space
The City Library and Arts Centre and Washington Library have rooms which are available for private hire on an occasional basis.