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Visit the library in Barrow, Carlisle, Kendal, Penrith, Whitehaven, Workington or the Local Links in Alston, Kirkby Stephen or Ulverston. You won’t need to fill in a lengthy application form or take in a passport photo as the library staff will do this for you.  Your NoWcard will be sent to your home address.  

Locations and opening times are listed below: 

Alston Local Links, Town Hall, Front Street, Alston, CA9 3RF

Opening Times

Summer opening times from  mid March – mid October

  • Monday 9:30am – 5:00pm 
  • Tuesday 9:30am – 5:00pm
  • Wednesday 10am – 5:00pm
  • Thursday 10am – 5:00pm
  • Friday 9:30am – 5:00pm
  • Saturday 9:30am – 5:00pm
  • Sunday 10am – 4:00pm    

Winter opening times from mid October – mid March 

  • Monday 10am – 5:00pm 
  • Tuesday 10am – 3:00pm
  • Wednesday 10am – 3:00pm
  • Thursday 10am – 3:00pm
  • Friday 10am – 5:00pm
  • Saturday 10am – 3:00pm
  • Sunday CLOSED    

Barrow Library, Ramsden Square, Barrow In Furness, LA14 1LL

Opening Times

  • Monday 9.30am – 7.00pm 
  • Tuesday 9.30am – 5.00pm
  • Wednesday 9.30am – 7.00pm
  • Thursday 9.30am – 12.00 noon 
  • Friday 9.30am – 5.00pm
  • Saturday 10.00am – 4.00pm
  • Sunday 12 noon – 4.00pm    

Carlisle Library, 11 Globe Lane, Carlisle, CA3 8NX

Opening Times

  • Monday 9am – 5.30pm  
  • Tuesday 9am – 7.00pm 
  • Wednesday 9am – 5.30pm 
  • Thursday 9am – 7.00pm 
  • Friday 9am – 5.30pm 
  • Saturday 9am – 5.00pm 
  • Sunday 12 noon - 4.00pm

Kendal Library, Stricklandgate, Kendal, LA9 4PY

Opening Times 

  • Monday 9.30am – 7.00pm 
  • Tuesday 9.30am – 5.00pm
  • Wednesday 9.30am – 7.00pm
  • Thursday 9.30am – 5.00pm
  • Friday 9.30am – 5.00pm
  • Saturday 10.00am – 3.30pm
  • Sunday 12 noon – 4.00pm

Kirkby Stephen Local Links, Old Grammar School, Vicarage Lane, Kirkby Stephen, CA17 4QX

Opening Times 

  • Monday 10:30am – 12:30pm , 1:30pm – 5:00pm 
  • Tuesday CLOSED
  • Wednesday 10:30am – 12:30pm , 1:30pm – 6:00pm
  • Thursday CLOSED
  • Friday 10:30am – 12:30pm , 1:30pm – 5:00pm
  • Saturday 10.00am – 1.00pm
  • Sunday CLOSED

Penrith Library, St. Andrew's Churchyard, Penrith, CA11 7YA

Opening Times 

  • Monday 9.30am – 7.00pm 
  • Tuesday 9.30am – 7.00pm
  • Wednesday 9.30am – 5.00pm
  • Thursday 9.30am – 5.00pm
  • Friday 9.30am – 5.00pm
  • Saturday 9.30am – 4.00pm
  • Sunday 12 noon – 4.00pm

Ulverston Local Links, Town Hall,  Ulverston, LA12 7AR

Opening Times

  • Monday 8:45am – 5.00pm
  • Tuesday 8:45am – 5.00pm
  • Wednesday 8:45am – 5.00pm
  • Thursday 8:45am – 5.00pm
  • Friday 8:45am – 5.00pm
  • Saturday CLOSED
  • Sunday CLOSED 

Whitehaven Library, Lowther Street, Whitehaven, CA28 7QZ

Opening Times 

  • Monday 9.00am – 5.00pm 
  • Tuesday 9.00am – 6.00pm
  • Wednesday 9.00am – 5.00pm
  • Thursday 9.00am – 6.00pm
  • Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm
  • Saturday 9.00am – 4.00pm
  • Sunday 12 noon – 4.00pm

Workington Library, Vulcans Lane, Workington, CA14 2ND

Opening Times

  • Monday 9.30am – 6.00pm 
  • Tuesday 9.30am – 6.00pm
  • Wednesday 9.30am – 6.00pm
  • Thursday 9.30am – 6.00pm
  • Friday 9.30am – 5.00pm
  • Saturday 9.30am – 4.00pm
  • Sunday 12 noon – 4.00pm