Chopwell Library is located within the Chopwell Primary School building.
Due to the relaxing of Covid-19 restrictions, our libraries are open again 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.
From Monday 19 July, we politely ask all customers visiting any library across Gateshead to
- Wear a face covering, particularly when moving around the library
- Maintain a safe distance from other library users and staff, where possible
- Sanitise your hands on entry using either the sanitising stations available, or your own sanitising product. We'll be continuing with our enhanced cleaning regime
- Check-in with NHS Track and Trace using any of the QR codes displayed at each library
- Sanitise computers before and after use using the wipes provided. Access to computers will continue to be limited, so pre-booking is strongly encouraged
- Respect our staff at all times. They are working hard to deliver your library service in a way that's safe for everyone
- Remain cautious. If you have coronavirus symptoms, please don't visit our libraries. Arrange a test and stay at home.
|Monday||9.30am to 5pm|
|Thursday||9.30am to 5pm|
|Saturday||9.30am to 1pm|
- a good selection of books for all ages
- books in large print
- audio books
- daily 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
- microbits for loan
Find out more about our .
- local history photos and maps
- council information
- tourist information
- hearing aid batteries
Regular activities (currently suspended)
- Art Diamonds
- computer surgery
- Knit and Natter
- Mini Meerkats story, rhymes and activities for children under five
- readers group
- Visit our 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 health and wellbeing pages.
- 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 nearest bus stop is on Derwent Street
Parking: school car park
Fees and charges
Cash only payments. View our Fees and charges from 1 April 2020 (updated May 2021).