Derwent Valley BRIDGE Community Library

Derwent Valley BRIDGE Library

Covid-19 Update

We are pleased to say that after a long absence we shall be open from Friday 24th July

We are offering a limited service to keep our volunteers and library users safe.  The trustees have done everything they can to be Covid compliant so customers will notice some changes.

We can only offer a Select & Collect service as at the present time, there will be no public access to the library.

We shall be open on Tuesdays and Fridays from 10am – 12 noon and from 2pm to 4pm when customers can email their requests to or can telephone 01723 863052 to speak to a volunteer.

We shall get  books ready for collection, usually on our next opening day- and  will give you a time period when books can be collected from the lobby area at the front of the library.   Please sanitise your hands before picking up your books (hand sanitiser available)

Any returned books should be put through the library letterbox.

Not sure which books you’d like?  You can search the NYCC online Library Catalogue to find titles that appeal and to see if they are available at DVB.  Or ring and have a chat with a volunteer about the sort of books/audio tapes you like.

More than just books…

In 2011, residents of East and West Ayton and nearby villages in the Derwent Valley converted the energy generated by an unsuccessful campaign to save the local library from closure into a positive project to deliver and run their own community resource.

Derwent Valley BRIDGE opened its doors in May 2012 and continues today as a valuable village asset as a result of this vision and commitment. It has developed in line with its name, the BRIDGE, which stands for BOOKS, RESOURCES, INFORMATION, DIVERSITY, GROUPS, EDUCATION and chosen for its proximity to the historic bridge linking the villages.

The BRIDGE is operated entirely by volunteers and offers more than just books! Take a closer look at what we do or, even better, come and join us as a borrower, friend or volunteer….

We look forward to welcoming you!



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