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...

Rhyme Time News

We are pleased to have been able to relax the restrictions and limits on the number of places however, to be sure of a place we encourage you to continue to book on-line. Also there is now an extra session hosted on Friday mornings beginning at 10 am. Alyson and Ruth will lead the singing.

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.

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!

Free Courses

In collaboration with FutureSkills North East, Low Fell Library will be hosting a level 2 course in Customer Service and a level 3 course in Education and Training. For more details click here.

Latest New Books

NEW TITLES - June 2022


The Last White Rose - Alison Weir

How to be Human - Paula Cocozza

The Killer Inside - Cass Green

Melmoth - Sarah Perry

Prague Spring - Simon Mawer

The Constant Soldier - William Ryan

First Person - Richard Flanagan

That Summer - Jennifer Weiner

Before We Slept - Jeffrey Lent

The Lonely Desert - Sarah Challis

The Confession - Jessie Burton

I Know Who You - Alice Feeney

Starry, Starry - Marcia Willett

The Choice - Claire Wade


Powder Smoke - Andrew Martin

The Dark Hours - Michael Connelly

Leaving Time - Jodi Picoult

Chaos - Patricia Cornwell

Overboard - Sara Paretsky

If You Go Away - Adele Parks

The Winters - Lisa Gabriele

The Widow Next Door - L A Detwiler


An Englishman in Colombia - David Wood

Queen Victoria - Matthew Dennison

The League of Wives - Heath Hardage Lee

Lonely Courage - Rick Stroud

Black Gold - Jeremy Paxman

Whistle Blower - Mark Clattenburg

Catch Your Breath - Ed Patrick

My Farming Life - Emma Gray


The Serpent Papers - Jessica Cornwell

Devastating Hate - Markus Heitz

The Binding - Bridget Collins

Record of a Spaceborn Few - Becky Chambers

Adventure, War & Seas

The Earthly Gods - Nicky Brown

Pasha - Julian Stockwin

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!

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

Mopsy Mascot and her new friend were exploring the library during our coffee morning. Can you spot them now back among the children's books...?

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

We will closed for the May bank holiday on the 30th of April and the 2nd of May and for the Jubilee bank holiday 2nd, 3rd and 4th of June.


In our most recent newsletter we mistakenly advertised membership of the Dickens Fellowship as £20/year. It should be £30 - apologies for the inconvenience. Ed.

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 is back!

Mondays 9:30-10:15

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

Thursdays 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 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.