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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.

Chopwell Library

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Chopwell Library is located within the Chopwell Primary School building.


01207 561 379

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:

Monday: 9am-5pm
Tuesday: 9am-5pm
Wednesday: closed
Thursday: 9am-5pm
Friday: closed
Saturday: 9am-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 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
  • microbits for loan 

Find out more about our Computers and Internet.


  • local history photos and maps
  • council information
  • tourist information
  • hearing aid batteries

Regular activities

  • Art Diamonds
  • computer surgery 
  • Knit and Natter 
  • Mini Meerkats story, rhymes and activities for children under 5
  • 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 2019.


Derwent Street


NE17 7HS

01207 561379
01207 560572

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