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Welcome to Central Library
Welcome to Central Library

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

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: Gift Shop)

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

0191 433 8440 (Sound Gallery: CDs and 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
  • Information services
  • A lovely 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 our Events Diary
  • Bewicks Coffee Shop for light refreshments
  • For events, Learning opportunities and Regular Activities in Libraries throughout Gateshead, see our Events Diary pages
  • Gift shop - cards, stationery, local history books and more...
Room Hire

Community rooms are available for hire at affordable rates along with the Caedmon Hall for larger events. For further information please contact Janice Holmes

t: 0191 433 8405 e:

  • Access for wheelchair users via a lift and ramp
  • Accessible toilets
  • Staff with Sign Language skills
  • Induction loops
  • Parking for Blue Badge holders


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

Tel: 0191 433 8420
Fax: 0191 433 8424

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Central Library Information
Art Diamonds: Creative Events

Art Diamonds: Creative Events

Get More From Your Tablet

Get More From Your Tablet

Central Library Travel Guide

Central Library Travel Guide

How to reach us...
Central Library Travel Guide



eBooks and eAudioBooks
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...

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

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