Gateshead Council


Site Search



Joining Gateshead Libraries

Joining our Libraries couldn't be easier. If you are over 16, just bring along some proof of your name and address and we will do the rest or join us online. If you join online, you can collect your card from any branch of Gateshead Libraries, but please remember to bring along that I.D.

Acceptable identification includes:

  • Current Driving Licence
  • Recent Council Tax bill
  • Electricity, Gas, Phone or Water Bill
  • Recent Bank or Building Society Statement

Membership automatically allows you to borrow books. If you want to borrow CDs and DVDs, please ask.  You must be 18 years and over to borrow DVDs. There is an annual fee of £2 to use our computers.

Your library ticket is valid in any Gateshead Library - we have 16 libraries in all.

If you are under 16 years of age, you may join the library with a parent or guardian's signature. If your parents can't come along to the library with you, we will post your ticket to your home address. We also require your parents' permission before you use our computers or borrow CDs.

Borrowing from us

You can borrow up to 20 books, six CDs, six DVDs and two Language Courses from us at any one time.

If you have not finished with your books when they are due back at the library, you can extend the due date by telephone. Just call Your Local Library or 0191 433 8410 and staff will be pleased to help. You can also renew books online. You will need your borrower number (the DD number on your library ticket) and 4 digit PIN.

Use our online library catalogue to search for books, CDs, DVDs and Language Courses. You can search by author, title and keyword. Books may be reserved online, however please note that you are unable to renew or reserve CDs or DVDs online or over the telephone at present as these services must be paid for.

A full list of our Fees and Charges may be viewed here

We look forward to seeing you soon!



Fees and Charges
From January 2011...
Fees and Charges
From April 2012...
Your Local Library
Opening times, addresses & directions...

[email protected]

Gateshead Central Library
Prince Consort Road, Gateshead, NE8 4LN
Tel: 0191 433 8410

© Gateshead Council 2011 | Terms | Privacy | Site Map