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Welcome to Central Library
Welcome to Central Library

Opening Hours:
Monday: 9.00-7.00
Tuesday: 9.00-7.00
Wednesday: 9.00-5.00
Thursday: 9.00-7.00
Friday: 9.00 -7.00
Saturday: 9.00-1.00

Please check our News section for any changes to our regular opening hours, including bank holiday weekends, Christmas and staff training

Telephone numbers:
0191 433 8410 (Books)

0191 433 8420 (Events: Tourist Information)

0191 433 8430 (Information Services: Local & Family History)

0191 433 8440 (Sound Gallery: CDs & DVDs)

The Central Library offers:

  • A wide selection of books, talking books, newspapers and magazines
  • A specialist Local and Family History service
  • A brilliant collection of CDs, DVDs and Blu-rays from the Sound Gallery
  • Bookable PCs, with access to the internet, word-processing and other Office packages for a small annual fee
  • A lovely new children's library
  • A Teen space with wii, PCs and of course, great books
  • ICT training and taster sessions
  • A quiet study area
  • An Art Gallery with national and regional exhibitions
  • Regular Events and Activities for all ages, check out What's On
  • Bewicks Coffee Shop for light refreshments
  • For events, Learning opportunities and Regular Activities in Libraries throughout Gateshead, see our What's On pages

Room Hire

Community rooms are available for hire at affordable rates along with the Caedmon Hall for larger events. Room hire rates are available to download at the side of the page.


Access for wheelchair users via a lift and ramp
Accessible toilets
Staff with Sign Language skills

Induction loops
Parking for Blue Badge holders

Address: Gateshead Central Library, Prince Consort Road, Gateshead NE8 4LN

Tel: 0191 433 8420
Fax: 0191 433 8424
Minicom: 0191 478 4839

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Central Library Information
The Terrible Twits

The Terrible Twits

Spotlight on Shakespeare

Spotlight on Shakespeare

The Friends of Central Library

The Friends of Central Library

The World of Noel Coward

The World of Noel Coward

Table Top Day

Table Top Day

Library Lates

Library Lates

Under the Sea Rhymetime

Under the Sea Rhymetime

Central Library Travel Guide

Central Library Travel Guide

How to reach us...
Central Library Travel Guide



Deaf Resources
Books, DVDs and much more for our Deaf users
Free to download here...
Information Services
Enquiries, Local & Family History, Tourist Information...
Computer courses plus...
Library Services for Visually Impaired People
Find out more...
Music and Film
From the Sound Gallery...
What's On
Everything from from Cosplay & Crafts to Author visits & help with IT...


Download our Library App
For information at your fingertips...


Community Rooms for Hire (pdf)
download now
Room hire costs at Central Library

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

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