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A brief guide to what we have and what it costs...

Something for Everyone

  • Music:
    We've thousands of CDs offering you the best in Pop, Rock, Easy Listening, Classical, Blues, Country, Soundtracks, Ambient, World, Reggae, Folk & Jazz. Nice.
  • Film & TV:
    Plus over 9000 DVD & Blu-ray discs for your viewing pleasure. We buy the latest releases and have an amazing back catalogue with TV Classics, Comedy, Horror, Sci-fi, Musicals, World Cinema, Vintage & Contemporary Classics as well as a whole bunch of titles for kids of all ages.
  • Language Courses:
    From Afrikaans to Zulu on CD and cassette
  • PCs:
    For a small annual fee we provide access to PCs and laptops with email, the Internet and Microsoft Office. Gateshead Libraries also subscribes to a range of online resources: check out the Virtual Library link.
  • Books:
    We also have a collection of great novels that have inspired some of your favourite films, including In Cold Blood, Sideways, Bullitt, Deliverance, Trainspotting and The Constant Gardener. Plus a great range of Film, TV and Music books, learn to play guides and music scores.  

Opening Hours

  • Monday: 9.00am to 7.00pm
    Tuesday: 9.00am to 7.00pm
    Wednesday: 9.00am to 5.00pm
    Thursday: 9.00am to 7.00pm
    Friday: 9.00am to 7.00pm
    Saturday: 9.00am to 1.00pm

Fees & Charges W.E.F. 1st January 2011

  • DVD Hire:
    Premium titles (overnight loans): £2.50 per night
    Weekly titles: £2.00 per week
    DVD Boxed Sets: £5.00 per week / £7.50 per fortnight (excluded from special offers)
  • CD Hire:
    2 weeks hire: £0.75
    Reservation charge: £0.75 per item
  • Language Course Hire:
    From £0.50 to £2.00 for 3 weeks hire, depending on format. If you'd like to rent a course for 6 weeks, please ask.
    Reservation Charges: £0.75 per item
  • Overdue Charges:
    DVDs: All overdue DVDs are charged at a daily rate:
    Premium DVD: £2.50 per day
    Weekly DVD: £0.50 per day
    DVD boxed set: £1.00 per day
    CDs, Books & Language Courses: £0.16 per item per day (maximum £8 each item).

Special Offers

  • DVDs:
    Monday 5.00 - 7.00: 2 for 1 *excludes boxed sets
    Tuesday: Premium titles due back Thursday
    Wednesday: All titles £1 *excludes boxed sets
    Friday: Premium titles due back Monday
    Saturday: Any 4 titles for £5 *excludes boxed sets
  • CDs:
    Every day 5.00pm - 7.00pm: 6 CDs for the price of 4
    Wednesday 9.00am - 5.00pm: 6 CDs for the price of 4
    Thursday 9.00am - 7.00pm: 3 CDs for the price of 2
    Saturday 9.00am - 1.00pm:6 CDs for the price of 4

Lost Tickets

  • Replacement charge for lost tickets: £2.00 (Please bring ID)

Vocal Scores

  • Reservation charges:
    £0.75 per copy for Gateshead items
    £3.00 per copy for items obtained through inter-library loans

Lost and Damaged Items

  • A charge will be made for lost or damaged items (minimum charge for CDs & DVDs: £9)

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