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...

Summer Craft Activities

Artverturers 23/07/24 “Space, Robots and Aliens”, 30/07/24 ”Beautiful Butterflies, Bugs and Bees” & 27/07/24 “Alice in Wonderland”. Carma 20/07/24 “Balloon Animals”. All sessions 2-3pm £5 per child. Book via Ticket Master

Unfortunately, Rhymetime sessions are currently affected by staff sickness - please call the library on the day to make sure that day's session is running. Please also note that all sessions will break up for the school holidays.

New Rhymetime Volunteers

Rhyme Time at

Low Fell Library

We are looking for volunteers to help at our popular Rhyme Time sessions. These are held on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings.

Please call in, or contact the library, if you are interested.

Our contact details are:


0191 4336408

Email: lowfelllibrary@gateshead.gov.uk


 Tea and coffee on sale for £1 with a free refill. Squash 50p.

Latest New Books

There are  52 new children's titles in stock  - you can find them among the brightly coloured boxes in the children's corner!


The Lion of Mistra by James Heneage

The Tempted by The Runes by Christina Courtney

Artificial Intelligence by Henry Brook

Return to Half Moon Farm by Holly Hepburn

A Capitol Death by Lyndsey Davis

The Wager by David Grann

Dream A Little Dream by Rosie Archer

Dark Song by Christine Feehan

The Only One Left by Riley Sager

The Frank Business by Olivia Glaszebrook

Very Very Lucky by Amanda Prowse

Darkling by Laura Beatty

The Simple Air Fryer Cookbook by Denise Smart

The Girl in The Smoke by Matt Hilton

Murder in Transit by Edward Marston

The Bell in The Lake by Lars Mytting

The Light Between Us by Katie Khan

Mr Cadmus by Peter Ackroyd

The Devil's Cup by Alys Clare

Black History Civil Rights and Equality by Dan Lyndon

Record Busters People by Daniel Gilpin

A Marquis in Want of a Wife by Louise Allen

The Edge by David Baldacci

I Know it's You by Susan Lewis

Storm and Storm by Joss Stirling

The Fifth Column by Andrew Gross

The Light Between Us by Katie Khan

The Mystery of the Man with the Black Beard by Gillian Cross

Feelgood Family Food by Dean Edwards

Luster by Raven Leilani

The Day we Meet Again by Miranda Dickinson

Holiday with the Millionaire by Scarlet Wilson

His Housekeeper's Christmas Wish by Louise Allen

The Dark Circle by Linda Grant

Tucks Textures & Pleats by Jennie Rayment

My Sister, The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Brawithwaite

The Tyrant's Shadow by Antonia Senior

Virgins by Diana Gabaldon

Hired To Wear The Sheikh's Ring by Rachael Thomas

The Woman Inside by E.G. Scott

Unbreakable by Kami Garcia

Why Mummy Doesn't Give A **** by Gill Sims

The Babes in the Woods Murders by Paul Cheston

Rockadoon Shore by Rory Gleeson

Libertie by Kaitlyn Greenidge

Zom-B Family by Darren Shaw

Archangel's Light by Nalini Singh

The Last Resort by Heidi Perks

Broken Trust by Mike Lupica

Marilyn and Me by Ji-min Lee

Dead Man's Steel by Luke Scull

Jekyll's Mirror by William Hussey

Murder at the Louvre by Jim Eldridge

Sunny Days and Moon Cakes by Sarah Webb

Lucifer Falls by Colin Falconer

Lucifer's Tears by James Thompson

See more and previous arrivals on the New Books page

Citizens Advice are no longer operating drop-in services at Low Fell Library. For advice please go to their offices in Gateshead

The Davidson Building, Swan St, Gateshead NE8 1BG - 0808 278 7902  

Sorry for any inconvenience.

Mopsy Mascot and Friends image

Mopsy Mascot has made lots of new friends can you spot them among the children's books...? 

Opening Hours

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:

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:

Mondays 9:30 - 10:15

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

Thursdays 10:00 - 10:45

Fridays 10:00 - 10:45

The cost is £1.00 per child irrespective of age.

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.


In the light of morning book cover
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library exterior and garden
library computers photograph
photograph of children's area


We are a registered charity and rely on fundraising for all of our services. If you would like to make a contribution, we have set up a Just Giving page - click the button below to link to it. Thanks, Low Fell Library