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Crawcrook Library

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Crawcrook Library is located on the main road and offers a wide range of services.

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. 

What to expect

  • Everyone visiting our libraries must wear a face covering, unless exempt.
  • Please help protect yourself and others by staying 2 metres apart at all times.
  • Returned items will only be removed from your ticket after a 72 hour quarantine period.
  • When visiting a library you will be asked to give your name and a contact number and the information will be shared with NHS Test and Trace if requested.

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.

Opening Hours from Monday 21 June

Monday9.30am to 5pm
Tuesday9.30am to 5pm
WednesdayClosed
Thursday9.30am to 5pm
FridayClosed
Saturday9.30am to 1pm
SundayClosed

Facilities

  • a large 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
  • wifi
  • fax
  • microbits for loan 

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Services

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

Regular activities (currently suspended)

  • Art Diamonds
  • coffee morning
  • computer surgery 
  • councillors' surgeries
  • Mini Meerkats story, rhymes and activities for children under five
  • readers' group
  • Rhymetime

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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.

Accessibility

  • 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 Kepier Chare
Parking: public parking spaces  

Fees and charges

Cash only payments. View our Fees and charges from 1 April 2020 (updated May 2021).
 

Address

Main Street

Crawcrook

Ryton

NE40 4NB

0191 413 8164
0191 413 1433

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