Join Gateshead libraries for a fantastic range of books to borrow, either from the library or as an eBook from home. Joining the library is easy, FREE and you don't even need to live in Gateshead.
We also offer free computer access from all libraries and support to get started online. And our MakerPlace at Central Library offers access to new technology such as a laser cutter and 3D printers.
Gateshead Archive offers access to thousands of books, maps, photographs, and newspapers charting the history of the borough.
We have libraries across Gateshead as well as a Readers At Home service.
We host regular children's events at all of our branches. Activities include:
- ABC 1 2 3 group
- Animé Club
- Bookstart books, bumps and babies
- Busy Bees gardening club for children
- Chess Club
- Film club
- Friends group
- Knit and natter
- Readers groups for all ages
- Reading Hack
- Scribblers writing group
- Youth Theatre group
- Yu-Gi-Oh card club
Please check our website and facebook page for details of events as each branch will vary.