also known as: Libraries, Literature, Northern Poetry Library, poem, Poetry.
Whether you are already a keen reader of poetry or just want to try some modern verse for the first time, the Northern Poetry Library is here to help you. Comprising of around 15,000 volumes, it is the largest collection of contemporary poetry in England outside London and can be used and borrowed from free of charge.
The Northern Poetry Library is the largest collection of post-World
War II poetry in England outside London.
The collection is kept at Morpeth Library.
Opening hours for the Northern Poetry Library (at
Monday to Wednesday and
Friday: 9am to 7.30pm
Sat: 9.30am to 12.30pm
Click here to find directions and contact
details for Morpeth Library.
You will find:
Over 15,000 volumes, including first editions,
signed copies and runs of poetry periodicals.
Click on the links below to find out more about the
Browse the Northern Poetry Library.
Using the Library
The Northern Poetry Library books can be borrowed and
reserved for free as part of the library’s normal
Any book or magazine can be borrowed and collected
from any Northumberland library.
By joining Northumberland Libraries
you automatically become a member of the Northern Poetry
Library. You can reserve any of the books to be sent for free
to your local Northumberland library.
The collection can be searched and reserved through the
Library Online Catalogue.
Click on the link below to use Granger's World of Poetry at