South Shields Central Library

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Prince George Square
South Shields
Tyne and Wear
NE33 2PE

We offer a comprehensive service ranging from traditional books, talking books, study guides, newspapers and periodicals, to DVDs, and CD-ROMs. We also have up-to-date IT services, including free access to the Internet, why not book a session and see what's happening around the world. Talking Books: Over 3000 complete, unabridged books on tape: novels, mysteries, thrillers, sci-fi and fantasy, romance, biographies, non-fiction, classic novels, plays and poetry.

Further information

Opening Hours:

Monday: 9.00am - 7.00pm Tuesday: 9.00am - 5.00pm Wednesday: 9.00am - 7.00pm Thursday: 9.00am - 5.00pm Friday: 9.00am - 5.00pm Saturday: 12.00pm - 4.00pm



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