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Following a steep rise in cases across the region, the whole of the North East has been named as an area that will receive additional support. You can read the latest statement from LA7 leaders. There are no additional restrictions on the area or residents but with cases of Covid higher than ever before everyone is asked to continue to act carefully and responsibly. Further information will be provided as it becomes available. See Covid-19 advice and information for advice on how to stay safe. Thank you for playing your part in helping to keep the North East open and protect others.

Please note that due to Covid-19 not all library services are available. Please check individual library pages or Library Online for more information.

Library Online

Use Library Online to join the library, browse our library catalogue, emagazines, enewspapers, ecomics or request an item or renew an item already on loan.

Visit Library Online to log in or register. 

With Library Online you get free access to a range of websites including British Standards Online, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Grove Music Online, Who's Who, Encyclopaedia Britannica Online, emagazines, eaudiobooks and ebooks.

As a member or a guest

You will be able to search our online catalogue for books and audiobooks (spoken word), emagazines, enewspapers and ecomics.

As a member

You can:

  • reserve items you find on the catalogue
  • renew items you currently have on loan. If there is a problem - for example an item is wanted by another user - the system will tell you that it cannot be renewed
  • record (or change) your email address - we can then inform you of the availability of requested items and send you an electronic reminder as soon as items you have on loan become overdue
  • book one of our public access internet PCs in any of our libraries
  • download ebooks, eaudiobooks, emagazines, enewspapers and ecomics
  • find out when and where the mobile library stops

Happy reading!

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