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Rowlands Gill Volunteer Library Association

About us: 

Welcome to the Rowlands Gill Volunteer Library. We are a popular library located in central Rowlands Gill run by friendly volunteers who are happy to help with your enquiries. We provide many services to the local community including:

  • A wide range of children's and adult's fiction and non-fiction books including large print and talking books. Library membership is free.
  • Local history information.
  • Downloadable ebooks and audiobooks.
  • Free Wi-fi and PC's
  • Printing and scanning facilities.
  • Photocopying and faxing facilities.
  • Council information.
  • Tea and coffee.
  • A selection of local and national newspapers.
  • Books for sale.
  • Crafting swap shop.
  • Food bank donation point.
  • NHS hearing aid battery stockist.
  • Battery recycling centre.
  • Mobile phone and printer cartridge recycling centre.

We have a programme of regular activities and events for both children and adults. For further details please see the Activities page below. 

The library is run by volunteers in conjunction with Gateshead Council who continue to provide books and computers whilst he library volunteers run the service.

We always welcome additional volunteers, for which full training and support is provided. For further information on volunteering opportunities please contact the library direct.

We look forward to welcoming you to our library.


​Monday: 9.00am to 5.00pm

Tuesday: 9.00am to 5.00pm

Wednesday: 9.00am to 1.00pm

Thursday: 9.00am to 1.00pm

Friday: CLOSED

Saturday: 9.00am to 1.00pm


​Access for wheelchair users, automatic doors, public parking spaces.


By Car: The library is situated on Norman Road, behind the A694. Look for the turning by the Cenotaph. 

By bus: In addition to the Red Kite 45, 45E, 46 and 47 services, the followinf services all stop in Rowlands Gill: R3, R4, R5, R6, S854, S868, S875, 792, 827 and 933.

Rowlands Gill Volunteer Library Association is a Registered Charity (Charity number 1175830)

Contact Person: 
The Volunteers
01207 542372
Rowlands Gill Volunteer Library Association
Norman Road
Rowlands Gill
NE39 1JT
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Regular Activities run by Rowlands Gill Volunteer Library Association

Rhyme Time with Sue

Our Rhyme Time sessions aim to encourage up to 4 year-olds to join in with popular... Read more

  1. Tuesdays

Every week

Knit and Natter

Initially the group will be knitting/crocheting poppy badges for sale for Remembrance... Read more

  1. Mondays

3rd week of the month

WI Reading Group

WI Reading group, meets first Monday of the month.

  1. Mondays

1st week of the month

Saturday Story Club

Join Sue on alternate Saturday mornings where a focus on a particular story or author... Read more

  1. Saturdays

1st week of the month, 3rd week of the month

WI Knit and Natter

WI Knit and Natter Group.

  1. Mondays

4th week of the month
NOT bank holidays

Crochet club

Join us on the second Saturday of each month and learn how to  crochet. Materials can... Read more

  1. Saturdays

10am to 1pm
2nd week of the month

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Rowlands Gill Volunteer Library Association's Services

Food bank donation point

From Tuesday 7th August there will be a Food Bank Donation Point at Rowlands Gill Library.

05/09/2018 - 08:49

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