Please note:

  • The library service is moving to a new Library Management System and there will be some disruptions to services whilst this takes place from 23 April - 1 May. Our online catalogue and renewal service will be unavailable.  Find out more here. 
  • Due to unforeseen circumstances there will be no West Mobile Library Service on Tues 24, Wed 25, Fri 27 and Sat 28 April. We apologise for any inconvenience caused


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From physical health to mental health, fitness and sport to nutrition and healthy eating, we have a wide range of books that will help you to keep healthy.

We also have books on special topics such as dementia that can support people and their carers.

Reading can be a social activity - click here to find out more about our reading groups, including audio book reading groups for the visually impaired.


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Library members can now download eMagazines. A range of health and fitness and sport magazines are available for users to download.  There are no loan period or overdue fees, so magazines can be read at your leisure!  Once you have downloaded the magazine you can keep it for as long as you wish.You can use your smartphone, tablet or PC to read a magazine.  If you use the RBDigital app magazines can also be read offline once they have been downloaded to your device.

Click here to find out more about eMagazines

Health Partners

Our health partners provide activities in libraries to support healthy living. Recent partners include the Alzheimers Society, Northumbria Healthcare, Northumberland County Blind Association, Action on Hearing Loss, Healthwatch Northumberland and Albaster Publishing's Golden Guide.

Click here to find out what’s happening in libraries.

Memory Boxes

Memory boxes provide reminiscence opportunities with boxes of themed objects to stimulate memories and discussion. They can be borrowed by individuals, care homes, and local charities staff.