Libraries reopen across Northumberland

A number of libraries in Northumberland have reopened their doors this week as part of the roadmap out of the latest lockdown.

Tuesday, 13th April 2021, 10:00 am
Libraries in Northumberland have re-opened as part of the roadmap out of lockdown.

In line with the Government’s relaxing of Covid-19 restrictions, a number of the establishments across the county reopened on Monday.

Most libraries will reopen for time limited browsing and PC access, however residents are warned they are operating amended opening hours so are advised to check with their local library before visiting.

Libraries are also continuing to offer a select and collect service where members can request specific books or genres to be collected at an arranged date and time.

Books can also be returned during operating hours.

Fines on any overdue books are currently suspended.

A number of libraries will remain closed including Alnwick which is undergoing repair work, and Hirst and Bedlington Station.

Cramlington library will continue to offer select and collect until April 21 when it will relocate to the new Community Hub.

The mobile library will also begin operating an amended schedule from April 12, but access onto the vehicle will be restricted. Anyone who wants more information on its route and times should call (01670) 620204.

The service will also continue to offer its Reading Friends telephone calls and Doorstep Deliveries to library members.

The digital library continues to offer hundreds of e-Books, e-Audio, e-newspapers and magazines to read.

Anyone who is not currently a library member can join online and access the digital library with a temporary borrower ID.

A virtual events programme will continue as the service prepares for the safe resumption of some of our face-to-face activities.

For anyone who needs help getting online or accessing online service you can contact the Digital Helpline by calling 0345 600 6400 and request a call back or complete this short form.

Anyone who wants more information on library services should visit at