Gateshead Libraries

Gateshead Libraries

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
  • Jobclub
  • Knit and natter
  • Rhymetime
  • Readers groups for all ages 
  • Reading Hack
  • Scribblers writing group
  • Storytime
  • Youth Theatre group
  • Yu-Gi-Oh card club

Please check our website and facebook page for details of events as each branch will vary.


St Mary's Church, Oakwellgate, Gateshead, NE8 2AU
0191 4334699 Send email Visit website

Central Library, Prince Consort Road, Gateshead, NE8 4LN
0191 433 8420 Visit website

Felling High Street Hub , 58 High Street, Felling, Gateshead, NE10 9LT
0191 433 6402 Send email

Dunston Library, Ellison Road , Dunston, NE11 9SS
0191 433 5690 Send email

Pelaw Library, Joicey Street , Pelaw, Gateshead, NE10 0QS
0191 433 6409

Whickham Library, St. Mary's Green NE16 4DN, Whickham, NE16 4DN
0191 433 6424 Send email

Low Fell Library , 710a Durham Road, Gateshead, NE9 6HT
0191 433 6408 Send email

Wrekenton Library, High Street , Wrekenton, NE9 7JR
0191 433 6409

Leam Lane Library, 129 Cotemede , Leam Lane Estate, Gateshead, NE10 8QH
0191 433 6428

Blaydon Library, Wesley Court , Blaydon, NE21 5BT
0191 433 6201

Winlaton Library, Church Street, Winlaton , Blaydon, NE21 6AR
0191 433 6418 Send email

Ryton Library, Ryton Methodist Church, Grange Road , Ryton, NE40 3LT
0191 413 1890 Send email

Birtley Library, Durham Road , Birtley , Chester le Street, DH3 1LE
0191 433 6101

Rowlands Gill Library, Norman Road , Rowlands Gill , NE39 1JT
01207542372 Send email

Crawcrook Library, Main Street , Crawcrook, NE40 4NB
0191 413 8164

Chopwell Library, Derwent Street, Chopwell, NE17 7HS
01207 561379