Pelaw Library is currently closed for refurbishment.
During the temporary closure of Pelaw, Rhymetime sessions and a limited book collection service will be available at Hertfordshire House Community Centre and Gardens CIO.
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Chopwell Library

Chopwell library cover

Chopwell Library is located within the Chopwell Primary School building.

Our libraries are open 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. 

Opening hours

Monday9am to 5pm
Tuesday9am to 5pm
Thursday9am to 5pm
Saturday9am to 1pm


- a good selection of books for all ages
- audio books
- books in large print
- 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
- Wifi
- microbits for loan 

Find out more about our Computers and Internet.


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

Regular activities

Please contact the library for details.

- art diamonds
- computer surgery 
- knit and natter 
- readers group

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 
- accessible toilet
- automatic doors 

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 2024.

Contact information

01207 561379


Chopwell Primary School

Derwent Street


NE17 7HS

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