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Welcome to Gateshead Libraries
Welcome to Gateshead Libraries

Gateshead Council's Library Service consists of a combination of Council run libraries, a Readers at Home Service and Community Libraries operated by constituted groups of volunteers. To find out more about any of these services, including opening hours please choose a library in the list below.

To contact Council run libraries by email, message For volunteer run libraries, please use the address for your library given below.

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Council Run Library Service
You can use a library ticket issued by one of the Council run libraries in any of these libraries, listed immediately below:

Birtley Library

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

Blaydon Library

Wesley Court, Blaydon NE21 5BT
Tel: 0191 433 6201
Fax: 0191 433 6206

Central Library

Prince Consort Road, Gateshead NE8 4LN

Tel: 0191 433 8410 (Books)

Tel: 0191 433 8420 (Events: Tourist Information)

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

Tel: 0191 433 8440 (Sound Gallery: CDs & DVDs)

Fax: 0191 433 8424

Chopwell Library

Derwent Street, Chopwell, Tyne and Wear NE17 7HS
Tel / Fax: 01207 561379

Crawcrook Library

Main Street, Crawcrook, Ryton NE40 4NB
Tel: 0191 413 8164
Fax: 0191 413 1433

Leam Lane Library

129 Cotemede, Leam Lane Estate, Gateshead NE10 8QH
Tel: 0191 433 6428
Fax: 0191 433 6433

The Mobile Library no longer operates. If you are unable to travel to one of our libraries, please contact the Readers at Home Service

Pelaw Library

Joicey Street, Pelaw, Gateshead NE10 0QS
Tel: 0191 433 6409
Fax: 0191 433 6410

Readers at Home service

Tel: 0191 433 6415

St Mary's Heritage Centre

Oakwellgate, Gateshead, NE8 2AU

Tel:0191 433 4699

Wrekenton Library

Wrekenton Hub, High Street, Gateshead NE9 7JR

Tel: 0191 433 5822

Community Libraries operated by Constituted Volunteer Groups

Please note that library tickets issued by any one of the following libraries may only be used in that library. Gateshead Council Library tickets are valid in any of the Council run libraries, listed above.

Dunston Library
Ellison Road, Dunston, Gateshead NE11 9SS
Tel: 0191 433 5690
Fax: 0191 433 5691

Felling Library

Felling High Street Hub, 58 High Street, Felling, Gateshead NE10 9LT
Tel: 0191 433 6402
Fax: 0191 433 6400

Low Fell Library

710 Durham Road, Low Fell, Gateshead NE9 6HT
Tel: 0191 433 6408
Fax: 0191 433 6406

Rowlands Gill Library

Norman Road, Rowlands Gill, Tyne & Wear NE39 1JT
Tel: 01207 542372
Fax: 01207 549191

Ryton Library

is situated to the rear of Ryton Methodist Church, Grange Road, Ryton

Access via Hexham Old Road.

Tel: 0191 4131890

Whickham Library

St. Mary's Green, Whickham, Newcastle upon Tyne NE16 4DN
Tel: 0191 433 6424
Fax: 0191 433 6425

Winlaton Library

Church Street, Winlaton, Blaydon NE21 6AR

Tel: 0191 433 6418

Fax: 0191 433 6419

Lobley Hill Library

Scafell Gardens, Lobley Hill, Gateshead NE11 9LS
There is now a collection of books in the Community Centre (available Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm) which may be borrowed on a self-serve basis.

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