Building work at the Central Library
Building work has begun in part of the Central Library to create a new visitor space, Gateshead Archive. Please be aware computer access will be limited. You can book ahead on 0191 433 8430.

Local history


Join the library Find or renew books

Our collections

Access our local history archive, get help with research or book a class or community group visit

St Mary's Heritage Centre

Our unique visitor attraction incorporating libraries, arts and heritage in one venue

Family history

Interested in your ancestry? Gateshead Libraries has many resources to help trace your family tree

Commemorative plaques

Find out about the commemorative plaques located around Gateshead


All about our local history sessions for schools and local history resources for the classroom

Tyne and Wear Archives

Search through a range of historical documents from the Tyne and Wear area

Ancestry Library

Trace your ancestry free while visiting any Gateshead Library

Gateshead Libraries

Central Library, Prince Consort Road, Gateshead NE8 4LN
0191 433 8410

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