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Welcome to Birtley Library
Welcome to Birtley Library

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 - 5.00pm
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

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

  • 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 first and third Saturday of the Month 11am - 12 noon
  • MPs Surgery first 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
  • Mini Meerkats Friday mornings 10.30 - 11am
  • 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. There is parking in the 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

Out of hours Gateshead Housing Company emergency number - 433 7777

For a full list of events, check our EVENTS DIARY

Events this day
Thu May 23, 2019
Elmer Rhymetime

Elmer Rhymetime

09:30 Mon May 20, 2019 - Fri May 24, 2019
Celebrate 30 years of Elmer @ various libraries...

Elmer Rhymetime

Elmer Mini Meerkats

Elmer Mini Meerkats

10:00 Mon May 20, 2019 - Fri May 24, 2019
Elmer themed story & craft @ various libraries...

Elmer Mini Meerkats



eBooks and eAudioBooks
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 and the Internet at your local library...
Download our Library App
For information at your fingertips...
Knit & Natter
Fridays @ Birtley...
Mini Meerkats
stories and activities for under 5s @various
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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