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Welcome to Birtley Library
Welcome to Birtley Library

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

The Library Service offers

  • Large selection of fiction & non-fiction books
  • Books in large print
  • CD collection
  • Audio books

  • PCs with access to the internet, word-processing and other Office packages is available for a small annual fee

  • Photocopying

  • Fax

  • Local history photographs & maps

  • Council Information

  • Tourist Information

  • Computer sessions for beginners
  • To find out what's happening in Libraries throughout Gateshead, check our Events Diary, Learning, Readers' Groups and Regular Activities pages

Regular meetings and events

  • School visits
  • Children's holiday activities and events
  • Birtley Ward Councillors Surgery 1st & 3rd Saturday of the Month 11am-12noon
  • MPs Surgery 1st Saturday of every month (except August) 9.30am-11am
  • Reading Activists Monday evenings weekly 4pm
  • Rhymetime Wednesday mornings weekly 10 - 10.30 and 11 - 11.30
  • Knit and Natter Friday afternoons weekly 2pm
  • Readers Group Thursday morning monthly 10am
  • Readers Group Thursday afternoon monthly 2pm


Durham Road, Birtley, Chester-le-Street DH3 1LE
Tel: 0191 433 6101
Fax: 0191 433 6106


Access for wheelchair users
Automatic doors
Lift to Library (Upper Level)
Disabled Toilet

How to reach us by car
Birtley Library is situated on Durham Road, the main road through Birtley, just past the cenotaph. Parking to side streets. Look for the blue flag poles!

Housing Office Opening Hours
Monday: 9.00-5.00
Tuesday: 9.00-5.00
Wednesday: 9.00-3.45
Thursday: 9.00-5.00
Friday: 9.00-4.35
Saturday: - Closed

The Payment Office closes 30 minutes before the Housing office

Out of hours Gateshead Housing Company emergency number - 4337777

For a full list of events, check our EVENTS DIARY

Upcoming Events
Read Regional wth Phaedra Patrick

Read Regional wth Phaedra Patrick

10:30 Thu May 4, 2017
Author talk @ Birtley...

Read Regional wth Phaedra Patrick

Live Coding Workshop

Live Coding Workshop

10:00 Sat Jul 15, 2017
Digital Makings @ Birtley

Live Coding Workshop

Animal Story

Animal Story

10:30 Thu Jul 27, 2017 - Fri Aug 18, 2017
Animals up close @ various locations

Animal Story

Mad Hatter's Tea Party

Mad Hatter's Tea Party

14:00 Wed Aug 16, 2017
Digital Makings @ Birtley

Mad Hatter's Tea Party



Free to download here...
Computer courses plus...
Read all about it...
For lists of our favourite things including lovely new books, CDs & DVDs...
Work Experience Opportunities
For young people...


Computer Surgeries
FREE help with email & the Internet at your local library...
Crafty Knitters
Fridays @ Birtley...
Download our Library App
For information at your fingertips...
Readers' Groups
Come and join us...
Rhymetimes and Storytimes
Fun for under fives at your local library...

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

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