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Libraries and the Coronavirus
Libraries are providing a Ring and Read service: for more information go to the 'Find a Book' section. You can also borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks at Due to the covid-19 crisis, libraries currently remain closed.

Blaydon Library

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Blaydon Library in the town centre offers a wide range of services and shares a building with The Gateshead Housing Company.


0191 433 6201

Opening Hours

Libraries are currently closed because of the Covid-19 crisis. Go to BorrowBox to access our free eBook and eAudiobook lending service. If you would like to borrow books, please use our Ring and Read service.

Normal hours are:
Monday: 9am-7pm
Tuesday: 9am-7pm
Wednesday: 9am-5pm
Thursday: 9am-7pm
Friday: 9am-5pm
Saturday: 9am-1pm


  • 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
  • wifi
  • fax
  • 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

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.

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