Contact Person

Central Library

Organisation Address

Gateshead Central Library
Prince Consort Road
United Kingdom

54.951326211417, -1.6014662734232

Areas covered

You can join your local Gateshead Council Library online or come into a library: we may ask for a document with your address. Membership is free and children can join at any age.

Your new card will have a barcode number which is your username and you will also have a PIN. With your card you can borrow up to 20 books and use computer facilities (free of charge) in the library. We can offer help with basic computing and jobseeker support. 

Photocopying and scanning facilities are also available. 

You can use our Borrowbox service to access free ebooks, eAudiobooks and emagazines from home. 

Visit Gateshead Archive at Central Library for local history books, old maps, photographs and newspapers.  

Readers at Home is a FREE library service delivering books to your home if you have mobility problems. Large print books and audio books are also available. 

We have lots of events in libraries and at St Mary's Heritage Centre, many are free to attend. You can pick up an events brochure called 'Gateshead Live' from a library or see our events online at

Please ask at your local library for more information or visit Our libraries are situated at Gateshead (Shipcote), Birtley, Leam Lane, Pelaw, Blaydon, Crawcrook and Chopwell.