Birtley Library is conveniently located on the main road and offers a wide range of services. The building is shared with Gateshead Housing Company.
0191 433 6101
Following the government instruction, all libraries are now closed until further notice for all purposes. We will not now be opening as planned for computer use for job seekers. There will be no fines on any library books returned after the closure.
Please follow @GatesheadLibs for information on how to access our free e-book lending service.
Normal hours are:
- a large selection of books for all ages
- books in large print
- audio books
- daily newspapers
Computers and digital facilities
All our libraries have PCs for library members aged 8 years and over and it's free to use our computers and our wifi. Services include:
- computers with internet access and Microsoft Office
- printing (a small charge applies), photocopying and scanning
- microbits for loan
Find out more about our computer facilities.
- local history photos and maps
- council information
- tourist information
- foodbank collection point
- hearing aid batteries
- baby change
- Art Diamonds
- Birtley Our Say teen activities group
- computer surgery for 1-2-1 help on the computer
- Councillors Ward Surgery
- Knit and Natter
- Mini Meerkats
- MPs surgery
- Reading groups
Visit our for more information
Books for health and wellbeing
Reading has been proven to help reduce stress, and we have some great mood busting books, reading well collections, and creative and social reading activities for all ages. Find out more on our health and wellbeing pages.
- access for wheelchair users
- automatic doors
- lift to library (upper level)
- accessible toilet
We are autism friendly. Visit our autism friendly page to find out more.
How to find us
Public Transport: nearest bus stop at the Cenotaph corner of Orchard Street
Parking: nearby off road parking
Fees and charges
Cash only payments. View our Fees and charges from 1 April 2019.