Blaydon Library in the town centre offers a wide range of services.
Our libraries are open for the selection of books and computer use. Our Ring and Read service will still operate and fines for late return of items will not be charged.
|Monday||9am to 7pm|
|Tuesday||9am to 5pm|
|Wednesday||9am to 5pm|
|Thursday||9am to 7pm|
|Friday||9am to 5pm|
|Saturday||9am to 1pm|
Christmas opening hours
|Sunday 24 to 26 December||Closed|
|Wednesday 27 December||9am to 5pm|
|Thursday 28 December||9am to 5pm|
|Friday 29 December||9am to 5pm|
|Saturday 30 December||9am to 1pm|
|Sunday 31 December and Monday 1 January||Closed|
|2 January||Normal opening hours resume|
- a large selection of books for all ages
- books in large print
- audio books
Computers and digital facilities
All our libraries have PCs for library members aged eight 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
- free phone to council services
- microbits for loan
Find out more about our Computers and Internet.
- local history photos and maps
- council information
- tourist information
- room hire
- hearing aid batteries
Please contact the library for details.
- Art Diamonds
- Chess Club
- Computer surgery
- Craft and Chat
- Readers Group
Councillors' ward surgeries are currently suspended. Please contact your councillor by email or telephone.
Visit our Events page 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 the Reading Agency's Reading Well website.
- access for wheelchair users
- automatic doors
- accessible toilet
We are autism friendly. Visit our autism friendly page to find out more.
How to find us
Public transport: the Blaydon bus link is about a minute's walk from the library
Parking: shopping centre car park
Fees and charges
View our Fees and charges from 1 April 2023.
Rooms to hire
The Ridley Room is ideal for meetings, presentations and talks with capacity for 40. The room has an LCD TV screen to which a laptop can be connected, flip chart, air conditioning, accessible toilet and a small kitchen area with water boiler and crockery.
To check availability and to book a room, please contact Blaydon Library on 0191 433 6201 or email