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Gateshead Council has a 'core' library service of 8 libraries, a Readers at Home Service, plus 7 branch libraries operated by constituted groups of volunteers. You can also access information about our libraries, including our online catalogue, on this website.

Large Print and Talking Books
Each library offers a range of large print books and 'Talking Books' (books on audio cassette, CD and to download). Please contact your local library for further details.

Readers at Home Service
If you are unable to get to a library yourself, you can apply to become a member of our Readers at Home Service. This free service is operated in partnership with RVS, who make a monthly visit to you in your own home with a selection of books or audio books.

The Readers at Home Service can also provide books to sheltered or residential homes to individuals or by "bulk loans" to a "bookcase collection" which is changed monthly.

If you are interested in applying for the Readers at Home Service, please telephone 0191 433 6415

Visually Impaired Readers' Group
This group meets in Blaydon Library on the fourth Wednesday afternoon of each month.


Members all share a love of reading, either in Braille or large print, or by listening to Talking Books. At each meeting they discuss the book they have just read and get their next book. If you are interested in joining either group, please contact Claire Elliott on tel. 0191 433 8489. We can assist with transport if necessary.






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libraries@gateshead.gov.uk

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

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