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Blaydon Library

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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. 

Opening hours

Monday9am to 7pm
Tuesday9am to 5pm
Wednesday9am to 5pm
Thursday9am to 7pm
Friday9am to 5pm
Saturday9am to 1pm


  • a large selection of books for all ages
  • books in large print
  • audio books
  • newspapers

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
  • wifi
  • 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

Regular activities 

Please contact the library for details.

  • Art Diamonds
  • Chess Club
  • Computer surgery
  • Craft and Chat
  • Readers Group
  • Rhymetime

Councillors' ward surgeries are currently suspended. Please contact your councillor (opens new window)  by email or telephone.

Visit our Events page (opens new window)  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.