Blaydon Library in the town centre offers a wide range of services and shares a building with The Gateshead Housing Company.
0191 433 6201
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
- newspapers and magazines
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
- 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
- Art Diamonds
- Citizens Advice Bureau surgery
- computer surgery
- Councillors ward surgery
- Knit and Natter
- readers Group
- teen activities group
- Visually Impaired (VIP) readers group
Visit our Events calendar [LINK] 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 Books for health and wellbeing.
- 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 2019.