Gateshead Council's Library Service consists of a combination of Council run libraries, a Readers at Home Service and Community Libraries operated by constituted groups of volunteers.
Anyone can become a member of the library at any age and it is free to join.
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri: 9am -7pm
Weds 9am -5pm
Sat 9am -1pm
Closed: Sundays; bank holidays
Our Local Studies section offers access to parish records, census returns, electors lists, newspapers, maps and a large collection of photographs about the Gateshead area. Our specialist staff are on hand to help.
Archives, Social History
Central Library, Prince Consort Road
Tyne and Wear
Central Library Reception
0191 433 8420
Local Studies Library
0191 433 8430
0191 433 8424