Events in the library

All activities in the library are suspended due to Covid-19. We will resume as soon as it is safe to do so.


Family History Sessions


Learn about the skeletons in your cupboard at our weekly Family History sessions on Thursdays at 10.30 am.  If you’re new to genealogy one of our volunteers will help you. £3 per session, with all proceeds helping to keep our library open.

Please note, in case of staff holidays, please contact the library in advance to make sure the session is running.


Pre-owned books

The library has a great selection of pre-owned books, both fiction and non-fiction. The books are regularly updated and can be bought for a small donation to the library.

 Free Wi-Fi is here

You can now use your personal devices (smartphone, tablet or laptop) to access the internet and your e-mails in the library. Simply select ‘GatesheadPublic’ as the network on your device and agree to the terms and conditions. This should take you straight to Gateshead Libraries web site, there is no need for a user name or password.




Every Friday morning from 10.00 to 10.30 is Rhymetime. It’s for pre-school children, and it’s free. Children can also join our Bertie Bear Book Club and collect certificates, working up to a gold certificate and a free book! No pre-booking necessary, just turn up!

Knitting Group


Our knitting group meets on Friday afternoons from 1.30 to 3.00. Why not come along for knitting, chat and refreshments?

Needlework Circle

Our Needlework Circle meets every Monday afternoon between 1.00 and 3.00. All welcome.