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...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
from all our volunteers at Low Fell Library

Our latest member of staff - Mopsy Mascot - has been exploring the library. Can you spot her among the children's books...?

Silent Auction

We will auctioning this chair, sealed bids only. Available to view from 4th December 2021 in the library. Bids close 18th December 2021. Bidding starts at £30.

Latest New Books



The Merry Christmas Project Cathy Bramley

Ocean Prey John Sandford

The House of the Red Slayer Paul Doherty

Last Girl Ghosted Lisa Unger

The Christmas Bookshop Jenny Colgan

The Transition Luke Kennard

The Doctor She’d Never Forget Annie Claydon

Blind Cath Weeks

The Final Seven Erica Spindler

The Doll Maker Richard Montanari

The Temptation of Forgiveness Donna Leon

The Last Son’s Secret Rafel Nadal Farreras

The Break Ronnie O’Sullivan

Fear Dirk Kirbjuweit

Curtain Call Anthony Quinn

Madd Addam Margaret Atwood

Her Secret Prince/A Stonecreek Christmas Reunion

Nina Singh/ Michelle Major


One Tin Bakes Easy Edd Kimber

All Creatures Julian Norton

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!

Christmas Coffee Morning

Just to say thank you to everyone who helped to make our 2021 Christmas Coffee Morning a very enjoyable occasion. Our wonderful volunteers supported the event in a multitude of ways, too many to list here without risking missing something out!

One of the most rewarding aspects was that we were reminded how much people enjoy coming to our lovely library. We had lots of positive feedback from those who came along on Saturday morning. Hopefully, circumstances permitting, we can look forward to many more events such as this.

Opening Hours

MERRY CHRISTMAS Thank you for your custom and support throughout the year. Low Fell Library will CLOSE at 5.00 pm on Thursday 23rd December 2021 And RE-OPEN at 9.30 am on Tuesday 4th January 2022

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

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

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 is back!

Mondays 9:30-10:15

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

Thursdays 10:00-10:45

8 places can be pre-booked on-line with a further 4 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 upcoming sessions can be seen at https://ticketsource.co.uk/lowfell

Spring at LFLA The Low Fell Gardeners continue to keep our garden at the library looking beautiful. Last year they planted more daffodils for us in memory of our much missed colleague, Brian, who sadly passed away in 2020

Book Reviews

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 right listener, they tell us all about themselves. They tell us where they came from, how they lived, how they died and who killed them. Forensic scientists can unlock the mysteries of the past and help justice to be done using the messages left by a corpse, a crime scene or the faintest of human traces. Forensics draws on interviews with top-level professionals, ground-breaking research and Val's own experience to lay bare the secrets of this fascinating science.

Along the way, Val wonders at how maggots collected from a corpse can help determine time of death, how a DNA trace a millionth the size of a grain of salt can be used to convict a killer and how a team of young Argentine scientists led by a maverick American anthropologist uncovered the victims of a genocide.

In her novels, Val has been solving complex crimes and confronting unimaginable evil for years. Now, she's looking at the people who do it for real. It's a journey that will take her to war zones, fire scenes and autopsy suites, and bring her into contact with extraordinary bravery and wickedness, as she traces the history of forensics from its earliest beginnings to the cutting-edge science of the modern day.

More book reviews here, or submit your own review of one our Low Fell Library titles here.

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.