Source twitter.com/tennisdenys/status/917273263759396864

The libraries proved to be of more benefit than I had allowed for and in fact the local history sections were invaluable (West End, Cruddas Park, Byker and Hebburn so far).


Here is the list of libraries per district not all of which I have so far visited, in the order of my intended walks beginning with Gateshead.

Gateshead Council

Gateshead – Central library

Opening Hours:
Monday: 9.00 – 7.00
Tuesday: 9.00 – 7.00
Wednesday: 9.00 – 5.00
Thursday: 9.00 – 7.00
Friday: 9.00 – 7.00
Saturday: 9.00 – 1.00


Newcastle City Council – branch libraries and opening hours

Wingrove / ElswickWest End library

On a Monday they have the photographic archive people visiting:-

Cruddas ParkCruddas Park library

JesmondA community library – saved by the community.

Opening Hours:
Tuesdays: 9.30 – 16.30
Thursdays: 9.30 – 19.30
Saturdays: 9.30 – 16.30

HeatonHigh Heaton library – saved by the community.

BykerEast end community and information hub

WalkerWalker library


North Tyneside council – link

Wallsendhttp://my.northtyneside.gov.uk/facility/996


North Shields – http://my.northtyneside.gov.uk/facility/1008

Mon 9am-5.30pm
Tue 9am-7pm
Wed 9am-5pm
Thu 9am-7pm
Fri 9am-5.30pm
Sat 9am-5pm

(0191) 643 5270

northshields.library@northtyneside.gov.uk


Tynemouth – http://my.northtyneside.gov.uk/facility/997

Mon 9am-1pm | 2pm-5.30pm
Thu 9am-1pm | 2pm-7pm
Sat 9am-1pm | 2pm-5pm

(0191) 643 2087

tynemouth.library@northtyneside.gov.uk


Cullercoatshttp://my.northtyneside.gov.uk/facility/1004

Day Times
Tue 9am-1pm | 2pm-7pm
Fri 9am-1pm | 2pm-5.30pm
Sat 9am -1pm | 2pm-5pm

Whitley Bay – http://my.northtyneside.gov.uk/facility/2577

Day Times
Mon 9am-5pm
Tue 9am-7pm
Wed 9am-5pm
Thu 9am-7pm
Fri 9am-5.30pm
Sat 9am-5pm

0191 643 5390

whitleybay.library@northtyneside.gov.uk


Monkseaton – http://my.northtyneside.gov.uk/facility/999

Day Times
Tue 9am-1pm | 2pm-7pm
Thu 9am-1pm
Fri 9am-1pm | 2pm-5.30pm
Sat 9am-1pm | 2pm-5pm

0191 643 2072

monkseaton.library@northtyneside.gov.uk



South Tyneside Council

South Shields – The Word Library

Monday – Thursday 9am – 7pm
Friday 9am – 5pm
Saturday 10am – 4pm
Sunday 10am – 4pm

0191 424 7846 – tourist office for walks

0191 427 1818 – switchboard

library.support@southtyneside.gov.uk


JarrowJarrow library

Day Open Close
Monday 9.30am 5.00pm
Tuesday 9.30am 7.00pm
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 9.30am 7.00pm
Friday 9.30am 5.00pm
Saturday 12noon 4.00pm
Sunday Closed

0191 489 7786

library.support@southtyneside.gov.uk


HebburnCommunity hub

Monday 9.30am 7pm
Tuesday 9.30am 7pm
Wednesday 9.30am 7pm
Thursday 9.30am 7pm
Friday 9.30am 5pm
Saturday 10am 4pm
Sunday Closed

0191 424 7831

library.support@southtyneside.gov.uk


Of the above I have visited four, West End and Cruddas Park, Byker, and Hebburn. This is likely to be a long term project.


Next time

Newcastle C19th housing – reading and walks

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