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...

Happy New Year
from all our volunteers at Low Fell Library

Mopsy Mascot, our latest member of staff, has found a new friend Can you spot her among the children's books...?

Eye spy...

We have a new noticeboard outside where you can keep up-to-date. We will continue to advertise our upcoming events and services online through the website and via email but we hope to be more accessible for those who are unable to receive our digital marketing - please keep your eyes peeled!

New toys at
Rhyme Time

We have some new toys that we're looking forward to playing with and we hope that you will come and play with us! For more information click 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.

Latest New Books

NEW TITLES - January 2022


J R Ward Devil’s Cut

Helen Dunmore The Betrayal

Michelle Frances The Girlfriend

M J Trow The Island

Miranda Lee The Tycoon’s Scandalous Proposition

Heidi Rice Carrying the Sheikh’s Baby

Terry James Legacy of a Gunfighter

Dale Bailey In The Night Wood

Caro Fraser Summer of Love

Emma Donoghue The Lotterys More or Less

Andie Brock Vieri’s Convenient Vows

Susan Wiggs Lakeshore Christmas

Jason Matthews The Kremlin’s Candidate

Faith Hogan The Girl I Used to Know

Chloe Caldwell Women

Prajwal Parajuly Land Where I Flee

Margaret Thornton Cast the First Stone

Cecilia Ekback In the Month of the Midnight Sun

Jacqueline Winspear In this Grave Hour

Jane Casey Let the Dead Speak

Lisa Jewell I Found You

E S Thomson Surgeons’ Hall

Veronica Heley False Account

Sara Sheridan Russian Roulette

Anna Jean Mayhew The Dry Grass of August

Sarah J Harris The Colour of Bee Larkham’s Murder

Lindsey Hutchinson The Lost Sisters

Ann Cleeves Red Bones (Audiobook)

Cathy Gillen Thacker The Texas Cowboy’s Triplets

Lexie Elliott The French Girl

Steven Erikson The Second Collected Tales of Bauchelain & Korbal Broach

Billy Hall Blindsided

Maria Duffy Falling Softly

Children’s Books

Vivian French The Fiendish Revenge of Leroy Jones

Julia Donaldson The Wrong Kind of Bark

Tony Bradman The Big Race

Sally Harris Double Felix

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!

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

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

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.