Welcome to Low Fell Library! Our library is run and managed entirely by volunteers. We are a community library and offer a range of services from wide selection of books, public computers and photocopying to a range of community events we host on site. Our friendly staff look forward to seeing you soon...

Children's Summer Crafts

This Summer we have teamed up with

ARTventurers and The Kiln for six exciting craft workshops

Provided by Artventurers - Cost £5/child

Monday 25 July PM 1:30-2:30pm
Jungle Animals and Sea Creatures

Tuesday 2 August AM 10:30-11-30am
A Magical Artventure

Monday 8 August PM 1:30-2:30pm

Monday 15 August PM 1:30-2:30pm
A Bear Artventure

Monday 22 August PM 1:30-2:30pm

Provided by The Kiln - Cost £9/child

Thursday 1 September 1:30-2:30pm

These activities are supported by and subsidised through a grant from Gateshead Council’s Local Community Fund
**Places still available for some courses**
Book online at https://ticketsource.co.uk/lowfell

Provided by The Dog's Trust - Free

Thursday 11th August 10:30-11:30am
Fun Family Workshop

New Volunteers

We are currently looking for new volunteers to help with the running of the library. In particular we need people to staff our Friday afternoon shift between 1pm and 5pm but there are many other opportunities. For details please get in touch by email, phone or just drop in and have a word with some of our staff.

Latest New Books

NEW TITLES - August 2022


Sabbage S – The Cancer Whisperer

Pomroy H – The Burn

Chitty A & Dawson V – The Essential Guide to Insomnia


Clements R – Nucleus

Keyes M – Grown Ups

Goldsworthy A – The Encircling Sea

Lalami L – The Other Americans

Lewis R – The Orphans of Bell Lane

Lewis S – Home Truths

Steel D – The Award

Urwin S – What the Flock

Vickers S – The Gardener

Wilsher S – When my ships Comes in

Khong R – Goodbye Vitamin

Piccoult J – Leaving Time

Pavone C – The Travellers

Kannon J – The Accomplice


Ahnhem S – The Final Nail

Barry M – Lexicon

Brown D – The Moscow Offensive

Hilton M – Rough Justice

Le Carre J – Agent Running in the Field

Robins J – White Bodies

Ross LJ – Holy Island

Ross LJ – High Force

Ross LJ – Angel

Grisham J – The Judge’s List

Mackie B – How to Kill your Family

Science Fiction

Kennyon S – Deadmen Walking

Neill C – Shadowed Steel

Sands L – Immortal unchained

Singh N – Alpha Night

See more and previous arrivals on the New Books page

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

Mopsy Mascot has been joined by a new friend can you spot them among the children's books...?

Junior Reading Challenge at Low Fell Library

This year we are organising an extension of the Summer Reading Challenge for our pre-school readers with age appropriate reading and rewards

Reading Challenge

Saturday 9th July to Saturday 10th September 2022

Summer Reading Challenge is a national programme, delivered by libraries across the UK to encourage children to keep reading during the long Summer break.

To complete the challenge children must visit the library on 3 occasions during the challenge period.

Please encourage all children aged 4-11 to take part.

Additional information about the Summer Reading Challenge, including games and activities can be found at https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk

Opening Hours

Normal Opening Hours

Monday 9:30-17:00

Tuesday 9:30-17:00

Wednesday 9:30-13:00

Thursday 9:30-17:00

Friday 9:30-17:00

Saturday 9:30-12:30

Sunday Closed

Borrowing Services

Borrow Box
You can also borrow books electronically via Gateshead Library's Borrow Box scheme
- follow the link for more details.
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.

Ring & Read
You can still order books online or by telephone for easy collection through the
Ring & Read scheme
- follow the link for details.

Other Services

Low Fell Library have 3 PCs for library members aged eight years and over and it's free to use our computers. Services include:

  • computers with internet access and Microsoft Office

  • printing (a small charge applies), photocopying and scanning

  • wifi

  • fax

News and upcoming events

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.

Recycle your old ink cartridges and batteries The library is also now able to offer a place for you to leave your used inkjet printer cartridges and household batteries

Food Bank. We have a collection point for donations of tinned food and toiletries.

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 receives a copy. We will take details of the books you want and pass on that request to Gateshead Central Libraries. Not all requests can be fulfilled but we have received many titles that our readers have asked for and which have become firm favourites.

Rhyme Time Summer Break Rhyme Time will be suspended during August with the final session on Friday 29th of July and will restart in the week beginning the 5th of September.

Mondays 9:30-10:15

Tuesdays 9:30-10:15 & 10:50-11:30

Thursdays 10:00-10:45

Fridays 10:00 - 10:45

Places can be pre-booked on-line with a few available in the library on the day. Booking will be available on the Thursday of the week before the event. Places are per adult each of whom can bring up to 3 children. The cost is £1.00 per child irrespective of age.

Tickets and availability for all upcoming sessions can be seen at https://ticketsource.co.uk/lowfell

Book Reviews

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 mountains of occupied Slovenia an aeroplane drops three British parachutists; brash MP Major Jack Farwell, radio operator Sid Dixon, and young academic Lieutenant Tom Freedman. Greeted upon arrival by a group of Partisans, the men are led off into the countryside.

Despite the distant crackle of gunfire, the war feels a long way off for Tom. The Partisans, too, are not what he was expecting. He finds them courageous, kind, and alluring, especially Jovan, their commander, and the hauntingly beautiful Marija.

As the enemy's net begins to tighten, the group find evidence of massacres, of a dark and terrible band of men pursuing them. As they stumble their way towards a final, tragic battle, so the relationships within the group begin to fray and Tom finds himself forced to face up to his deepest, most secret desires.