Ring and Read
Our libraries may not be open for browsing but you can still borrow books.
All you need to do is fill in our online form or ring one of the libraries listed below and tell us about the sort of books you like to read. We will choose some books for you and let you know when you can collect them. We are happy to choose books for each member of your family too - if you have children we will supply age appropriate titles for them. Unfortunately, we are not able to accept requests for specific titles at this stage.
If you are shielding at home you may request a doorstep delivery in exactly the same way. From Saturday 8th August, please wear a face covering when collecting your books.
You can choose to collect your books from any of the libraries listed below. Library books may also be returned from this date and there are no fines to pay. Remember to have your library ticket to hand when you ring or fill in the form!
|Gateshead Central Library||Monday to Thursday, 10am to 3pm||0191 433 8410 or 0191 433 8411|
|Blaydon||Monday to Thursday, 10am to 3pm||0191 433 6201|
|Birtley||Monday to Thursday, 10am to 3pm||0191 433 6101|
|Chopwell||Monday and Tuesday, 10am to 2pm||01207 561379|
|Crawcrook||Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 10am to 3pm||0191 413 8164|
|Leam Lane||Monday to Thursday, 10am to 3pm||0191 433 6428|
|Pelaw||Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 10am to 3pm||0191 433 6409|
At this time we are not able to offer Ring and Read from Wrekenton Library.
|Dunston||From Monday 27 July|
Monday to Friday 10am to 12noon
|0191 433 5690|
|Low Fell||Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 10am to 12noon and 2 to 4pm|
Saturday 10am to 12noon
|0191 433 6408|
|Rowlands Gill||Monday to Saturday, 10am to 12noon||01207 542372|
|Whickham||Monday to Saturday, 10am to 12noon||0191 433 6424|
|Winlaton||Monday and Friday, 10am to 2pm||0191 433 6418|
Please note: you must call the specific volunteer library that you are a member of for assistance.