This group was born out of the fight to save Cockerton Library from closure proposed by the budget cuts in 2012. Thankfully we achieved our aim and Cockerton is still a thriving part of the local community.

The mission of our group is to help and support the Library Services within Darlington, this includes the Central Library in Crown Street, Cockerton Library, the Mobile Library and any other outreach branches.


The Friends committee is made up of group members, local Councillors and representatives of the Library Service.

They meet approximately once a month, minutes from those meetings can be found below.

Minutes - 27th March 2012

If you have any items you wish to raise with the committee please contact them via email.