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Blaydon Library

Blaydon Library

Blaydon Library in the town centre offers a wide range of services.

Our libraries are open for the selection of books and computer use. 

Opening hours

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


May opening hours

Blaydon Library will be closed on the following dates throughout May due to bank holidays:

Monday 6 May

Saturday 25 May

Monday 27 May

Normal opening hours resume on Tuesday 28 May.


- 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 2024.

Rooms to hire

Ridley Room

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

Contact information

0191 433 6201


Wesley Court


NE21 5BT

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