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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, a Mobile Library and Community Libraries operated by constituted groups of volunteers. To find out more about any of these services, including opening hours please select your library of choice from the list below.

Should you wish to get in touch with us via the website, please use the Contact Us link to the right of this page, or email

We look forward to seeing and hearing from you soon!

Council Run Library Service

A library ticket issued by one of the libraries in the Council run network may be used in any of the 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, Tyne and Wear 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: 01207 561379
Fax: 01207 560572

Crawcrook Library, Main Street, Crawcrook, Tyne and Wear NE40 4NB
Tel: 0191 413 8164
Fax: 0191 413 1433

Felling Library,
Felling High Street Hub, 58 High Street, Felling NE10 9LT

Tel: 0191 433 6402

Fax: 0191 433 6400

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

The Mobile Library

Tel: 07919 110952

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

Readers at Home service
Tel: 0191 433 6415

Fax: 0191 477 8836

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

St Mary's Heritage Centre, Oakwellgate, Gateshead, NE8 2AU

Tel:0191 433 4699

Whickham Library, St. Mary's Green, Whickham, Newcastle upon Tyne NE16 4DN

Tel: 0191 433 6424

Fax: 0191 433 6425

Wrekenton Library
, Wrekenton Hub, High Street, Gateshead NE9 7JR

Tel: 0191 433 5822

Community Libraries operated by Constituted Volunteer Groups

Please note that from 8 July 2013, new library tickets issued by any one of the following libraries may only be used in that library. Gateshead Council Library tickets issued prior to this date remain valid in any of the Council run libraries, listed above.

Dunston Library
, Ellison Road, Dunston, Tyne and Wear NE11 9SS
Tel: 0191 433 5690
Fax: 0191 433 5691

Low Fell Library,
710 Durham Road, Low Fell, Gateshead NE9 6HT

Tel: 0191 433 6408
Fax: 0191 433 6406

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

Access via Hexham Old Road.

Tel: 0191 4131890

Sunderland Road Library, Herbert Street, Gateshead NE8 3PA
Tel: 0191 433 6416
Fax: 0191 477 8836

Winlaton Library, Church Street, Winlaton, Tyne & Wear 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 - Friday 9am - 5pm, which may be borrowed on a self-serve basis

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

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