Gateshead Central Library

Monday: 9.00-7.00
Tuesday: 9.00-7.00
Wednesday: 9.00-5.00
Thursday: 9.00-7.00
Friday: 9.00 -7.00
Saturday: 9.00-1.00


The Central Library offers:

  • A wide selection of books, talking books, newspapers and magazines
  • A specialist Local and Family History service
  • A brilliant collection of CDs, DVDs and Blu-rays from the Sound Gallery
  • Bookable PCs, with access to the internet, word-processing and other Office packages for a small annual fee
  • A lovely new children’s library
  • A Teen space with wii, PCs and of course, great books
  • ICT training and taster sessions
  • A quiet study area
  • An Art Gallery with national and regional exhibitions
  • Regular Events and Activities for all ages, check out Events Diary
  • Bewicks Coffee Shop for light refreshments
  • For events, Learning opportunities and Regular Activities in Libraries throughout Gateshead, see our Events Diary pages
  • Gift shop – cards, stationary, local history books and more…

Room Hire

Community rooms are available for hire at affordable rates along with the Caedmon Hall for larger events. Room hire rates are available to download at the side of the page.


Access for wheelchair users via a lift and ramp
Accessible toilets
Staff with Sign Language skills
Induction loops
Parking for Blue Badge holders

Gateshead Central Library
Prince Consort Road



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