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Due to the new government restrictions book browsing will not be possible in our libraries from Thursday 5th November. However, some library services are still available.
We have missed having visitors at our libraries and although things are going to be different, we are pleased to announce that the following libraries will be re-opening from Monday 7th September with revised opening times.
From Monday 6 July - Ring and read
Celebrating the excellent work of UK local government library staff supporting their communities in creative ways during the COVID-19 epidemic
Gateshead Archive recognises how important it is to capture a record of the Covid-19 pandemic in Gateshead. We want to collect and preserve materials about the pandemic's effect on the Gateshead Borough.
Friday 8th May marks 75 years since VE (Victory in Europe) Day when the Second World War came to an end
Makerplace, an exciting new space at Gateshead Central Library, has opened to give people access to some of the latest technology.
Gateshead Council is encouraging everyone to use online reading resources to help support their health and wellbeing
Gateshead Council's library service is providing crucial support by producing visors to help protect care workers.
People of retirement age can stay creative and connected during isolation by joining Art Diamonds.
Micro:bits are now available to borrow for FREE for up to 3 weeks with your library ticket.
We are delighted to announce that Gateshead Council has been awarded nearly £500,000 from the National Lottery to improve access to our excellent but underused local history collection at Gateshead Central Library.

Gateshead Libraries

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

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