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A warm welcome to our latest member of staff - Mopsy Mascot - who can be found in the library currently on duty beside our latest arrival of children's books...

We continue with the measures that have been in place since the 12th of April;  library users should be logged in to Track & Trace when they come in to the library either with the NHS phone app and the QR code we have on display, or giving details at the desk. People (unless exempt) should wear a face mask and use hand sanitiser.

 Returned books should still go in the black book tub for quarantining and discharging/reshelving three days later. We can do photocopying for the usual charges, and there are still no library fines. There will be no newspapers or refreshments at present. Ring and Read remains an option for those who need or prefer it.

Opening Hours

Monday          09:30-17:00
Tuesday         09:30-17:00
Wednesday    09:30-13:00
Thursday        09:30-17:00
Friday             09:30-17:00
Saturday        09:30-12:30
Sunday           Closed

Public computers now available

From Monday 19th of April our public computers will be back in use. Following the guidelines of Gateshead Libraries we expect terminals to be used for essential purposes only and ask that you restrict your use to a maximum of 45minutes to allow for sanitising between sessions.

Low Fell Library have 3 PCs for library members aged eight years and over and it's free to use our computers. Due to social distancing the number of computers available has been reduced.

Services include:

  • computers with internet access and Microsoft Office
  • printing (a small charge applies), photocopying and scanning
  • wifi
  • fax'

Wild Summer Reading Challenge 2021!

Children across Gateshead are being encouraged to go wild for reading this summer by joining the hugely popular annual Summer Reading Challenge, taking place at all Gateshead Council libraries from 10 July until 4 September.

The Reading Agency have teamed up with the WWF in developing the theme for this year's challenge, which is 'Wild World Heroes', featuring illustration by award-winning children's author and illustrator Heath McKenzie. It is aimed at encouraging children aged four to 11 years to engage in fun reading activities focused on real world environmental issues, such as climate change, wildlife decline, plastic pollution, and deforestation.

To join the excitement all children need to do is visit any library across Gateshead at least three times throughout the summer holidays and borrow at least two books. Each time they will be rewarded with a free prize.

Pop in for more details or visit Wild Summer Reading Challenge


Family History Tools

After many years of offering access to the Ancestry web site to assist library users with their genealogy research we have decided to switch to an alternative resource called Find My Past. This has many of the same resources – and importantly it will offer access to the 1921 census next year, which Ancestry will not. We think this will be in high demand.

The switch over will start from 1st August and we can’t offer access to FindMyPast to the public until then.

The address is www.findmypast.co.uk and it will be available from libraries only, not from home. It will be linked in from our library web site with our other resources at Online resources - Gateshead Council

How to Ring and Read

Low Fell Library will continue to offer our 'ring and read' which allows you to request up to 6 books, giving details of the kind you like and our librarians will select appropriate titles which you can collect when convenient. All you will need to do is fill in the online form by clicking Ring&Read, email us at lowfelllibrary@gateshead.gov.uk or ring 0191 433 6408 during our revised hours and tell us about the sort of books you like to read. We will choose some books for you and let you know when you can collect them. We are happy to choose books for each member of your family too - if you have children we will supply age appropriate titles for them. Unfortunately, we are not able to accept requests for specific titles at this stage.

Library books may also be returned from this date and there are no fines to pay. Remember to have your library ticket to hand when you ring or fill in the form!

We are unable to provide a delivery service however, if you are shielding at home you may request a doorstep delivery in exactly the same way from Gateshead Council-run Libraries.

Please check our Facebook account and website for more updates.

*Not everyone is online - if you know anyone who might be interested but not digital please pass on details of accessing this service by telephone*

E-Books from Borrow Box

Borrow Box
You can also borrow books electronically via Gateshead Library's Borrow Box scheme more details below (we will also be including flyers advertising the service in our book collection bags).

The digital collection gives you 24 hour access to thousands of e-books and hundreds of e-audiobooks. It's available to all Gateshead library members. 

With Borrowbox you can:

  • borrow up to 10 eBooks and 6 eAudiobooks free of charge for 3 weeks
  • avoid fines as books are returned automatically at the end of your loan period
  • return books before the end of the 3 weeks - we would encourage you to do this as there is currently a big demand for titles
  • renew your eBook or eAudiobook twice - you will be prompted to do this
  • reserve the title and you will receive it on the date that the book is due to be returned - you may even receive the book earlier if it is returned before the due date 
  • join the online book club that meets on Facebook - just look for
All you need is your Library ID (the code on your green ticket beginning DD9) and your pin. If you don't have one or have forgotten it just call the library and we will be happy to set up a new one. To get started just click on the Borrow Box logo above.

Want to join us?

If you're not already a member and wish to access our BorrowBox service just follow the link below and you will be prompted to fill in a web-form. You should be contacted shortly thereafter and you will be able to request your first books.

New Children's Titles Exclusive to Low Fell

We have a range of new children's titles recently purchased by our volunteers - look for our display in the Children's Reading Area!


New Books - Exclusive to Low Fell Library

New Books Shelf May 2021

We have a range of new books recently purchased by our volunteers - please come in and browse our New Books Shelf!

 Fiction
 A Song for the Dark Times Ian Rankin
 The Giver of Stars Jojo Moyes
 Over The Rainbow Katie Flynn
 All That Glitters Danielle Steel
 Forgive Me Susan Lewis
 Turn A Blind Eye Jeffrey Archer
 The Night Gate Peter May
 Win Harlan Coben
 Fast Ice Clive Cussler/
 Graham Brown
 The Coffin Maker’s Garden Stuart MacBride
 The Law Of Innocence Michael Connelly
 Flappy Entertains Santa Montefiore
 The Dirty South John Connolly
 Find You First Linwood Barclay
 Judas Horse Lynda La Plante
 21st Birthday James Patterson/
 Maxine Paetro
 The Land Girls From Coronation Street Maggie Sullivan
 An Orphan’s Journey Rosie Goodwin
 The Thursday Murder Club Richard Osman
                                             
 Non-Fiction 
 A Promised Land Barack Obama
 Tomorrow Will Be A Good Day Captain Tom Moore
                                        

News and Upcoming Events

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  • Go Wild with the Summer Reading Challenge! Children across Gateshead are being encouraged to go wild for reading this summer by joining the hugely popular annual Summer Reading Challenge, taking place at all Gateshead Council libraries from ...
    Posted Jul 15, 2021, 8:18 AM by LowFell Admin
  • A new way to support Low Fell Library Now you can support the library one click at a time. We have joined up with Amazon who will donate 0.5% of the cost of your purchases to us ...
    Posted Jun 8, 2021, 7:35 AM by LowFell Admin
  • Recycle your old ink cartridges The library is also now able to offer a place for you to leave your used inkjet printer cartridges, for recycling via The Recycling Factory, where these are remanufactured.  All ...
    Posted Jun 1, 2021, 6:52 AM by LowFell Admin
  • Recycle your batteries Putting batteries in household waste is dangerous. Putting spent batteries in our new recycling bin is easy, convenient and good for the environment!
    Posted May 18, 2021, 7:29 AM by LowFell Admin
  • Requesting new books Did you know... If there is a book you'd like to read that is not on our shelves and not available to reserve, you can request that Low Fell ...
    Posted May 18, 2021, 7:33 AM by LowFell Admin
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Books - New Arrivals

  • New books for August 2021 Novels:Diane Allen                     The Miner’s Wife Diane Allen                     The Girl from the Tanner’s Yard Lyn Andrews                  The Girls from Mersey View Libby Ashworth             A Lancashire Lass Dilly Court ...
    Posted Aug 31, 2021, 9:01 AM by LowFell Admin
  • New Titles for June Fiction Protector by Conn Iggulden Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir Walk in My Combat Boots by James Patterson et al. An Act Of Love by Carol Drinkwater The Pandemic ...
    Posted Jun 12, 2021, 2:38 AM by LowFell Admin
  • More new titles for May Thrillers - Never Ask Me by Jeff AbbottThe Banker’s Wife by Christina AlgerHidden in Plain Sight by Jeffery ArcherCover Your Tracks by Claire AskewA Gambling Man ...
    Posted May 17, 2021, 7:00 AM by LowFell Admin
  • New Titles for May Fiction The Railway Girls in Love by Maisie Thomas Summer in Greece by Patricia Wilson The Steel Girls by Michelle Rawlins The Lonely Wife by Val Wood The River Home ...
    Posted May 10, 2021, 7:48 AM by LowFell Admin
  • New books exclusive to Low Fell Library coming soon... We have received a number of new titles which will soon be on our shelves and include titles from: Dilly Court, David Baldacci, Clive Cussler, Santa Montefiore & Danielle Steel. Also ...
    Posted Apr 20, 2021, 6:23 AM by LowFell Admin
  • New Titles for the New Year The Burial Circle by Kate Ellis Lethal Game by Christine Feehan Marrying Simone by Anna Jacobs A Time For Mercy by John Grisham The House Of A Hundred Whispers by ...
    Posted Dec 22, 2020, 6:37 AM by LowFell Admin
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Book Reviews

  • More book reviews here, or submit your own review of one our Low Fell Library titles here.
  • The Circle by Dave Eggers The Circle by Dave Eggers Terry reviewed this book. It can be found on the shelves, or reserved at, Low Fell Library.   When Mae is hired to work for The ...
    Posted Oct 12, 2020, 7:15 AM by LowFell Admin
  • Forensics: The Anatomy of Crime by Val McDermid Forensics: The Anatomy of Crime by Val McDermid June enjoyed this book, which can be found on the shelves, or reserved at, Low Fell Library.   The dead talk. To the ...
    Posted Oct 12, 2020, 6:52 AM by LowFell Admin
  • In the Light of Morning by Tim Pears In the Light of Morning by Tim Pears Eileen enjoyed this book, which can be found on the shelves, or reserved at, Low Fell Library.   May 1944. High above the ...
    Posted Oct 12, 2020, 6:47 AM by LowFell Admin
  • I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes Carol enjoyed this book, which can be found on the shelves, or reserved at, Low Fell Library.Can you commit the perfect crime? Pilgrim is the codename for a man ...
    Posted Jul 20, 2020, 7:03 AM by LowFell Admin
  • A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman Terry reviewed this book, which can be found on the shelves, or reserved at, Low Fell Library.This book is extremely funny, poignant and sad. There is the progressive unveiling ...
    Posted Jul 20, 2020, 6:55 AM by LowFell Admin
  • The Long Call by Ann Cleeves Cathy enjoyed this book, which can be found on the shelves, or reserved at, Low Fell Library.In North Devon, where the rivers Taw and Torridge converge and run into ...
    Posted Jul 20, 2020, 6:46 AM by LowFell Admin
  • Wylie: The Brave Street Dog Who Never Gave Up by Pen Farthing John enjoyed this book, which can be found on the shelves, or reserved at, Low Fell Library.For a street dog born in the city of Kandahar, Afghanistan, to be ...
    Posted Jul 20, 2020, 6:37 AM by LowFell Admin
  • Rebecca’s Tale by Sally Beauman Jennifer, one of our customers, enjoyed this book. It can be found on the shelves, or reserved at, Low Fell Library.On the twentieth anniversary of the death of Rebecca ...
    Posted Feb 11, 2020, 7:15 AM by LowFell Admin
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