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Libraries in Gateshead

Central Library at Dusk

We have eight Council-run libraries for you to use with your library ticket.

All our Council-run libraries offer:

  • books for all ages and interests
  • resources for working with those with additional needs
  • free-to-use public computers with wifi
  • help with basic computing and jobseeker support
  • photocopying and scanning facilities
  • information about local services, organisations and community groups
  • friendly staff who are happy to help with your enquiries
  • events and activities for children of all ages and adults too - pick up a brochure from your library

A further six libraries are run by volunteer associations. These are also free to use: you will need a separate ticket to borrow books from them.

We offer rooms to hire in several of our libraries. Rooms are available for varied purposes and in a range of sizes from small community meeting rooms to large theatre-style auditoriums.