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You can use the Gateshead Libraries Book Catalogue to find local history books held at Central Library and at branch libraries.

Images, maps, newspapers, records and other Local Studies material can be searched using our Local Studies Catalogue. Use the links to the right to find out more about how to purchase images from our collection.

How to Find Gateshead Local Studies Collection

Central Library, Prince Consort Road, Gateshead NE8 4LN.
t: 0191 433 8430/8422

Opening Hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday : 9.00-7.00

Wednesday: 9.00-5.00

Saturday: 9.00-1.00

How to access Gateshead Local Studies Collection

  • View Local Studies books, Ordnance Survey maps and newspapers on microfilm without an appointment at the Central Library.
  • View Family History records without appointment at Central Library (though you may wish to book a microfilm reader ahead of your visit to ensure availability).
  • Access to Ancestry Library free in all Gateshead Council libraries with your library ticket.
  • View Special Collections & Manuscripts listed in our Local Studies Catalogue by appointment at Central Library, quoting the reference number from the catalogue.
  • View rare books (marked ‘Local Studies Stack’ in our Library Book Catalogue) by appointment at Central Library.
  • View the First World War Gateshead Roll of Honour online. An ongoing supplementary list includes men not listed in the original Roll (please complete and email this form to add your relative).



Contact Us


Buy a copy of an image
Photo prints for personal use
Reproduction of images
Buy images for public display and commercial reproduction

Gateshead Central Library
Prince Consort Road, Gateshead, NE8 4LN
Tel: 0191 433 8410

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