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This information was last updated 5 January 2021

From Monday 11 January, our Select and Collect service will be available at the following libraries:
  • Blyth, Hexham, Morpeth between 10am - 4pm on Monday - Friday and 10am - 1pm on Saturdays
  • Berwick between 10am - 4pm on Monday - Friday 
  • Ashington and Cramlington between 10am - 2pm on Monday - Friday

Books can be returned to these libraries during these hours. They will not be able to offer time limited browsing or PC access. The mobile library service will not operate its normal schedule.

All other libraries will remain closed. Fines on overdue books are currently suspended.

Libraries will be reinstating their befriending telephone calls and doorstep deliveries for vulnerable residents in the county.

Please note Alnwick Library is closed for remedial work following some water damage.
To learn about their digital library, check the details at
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The latest information about Northumberland Archives and how this service is affected by Coronavirus (COVID-19).

This information was last updated 5 January 2021.

Due to the current national lockdown restrictions Northumberland Archives Service will not be open for public visits at this time. 
You can contact the service from Monday to Friday on 01670 624358 or by email at
Find out more about the service at
If you need to contact the service, please call 01670 624 358.
Continue to check our website and social media pages for further updates.
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The latest information about Museums Northumberland and how they are affected by Coronavirus (COVID-19).

This information was last updated 5 January 2021

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Woodhorn Museum, Berwick Museum and Art Gallery, Hexham Old Gaol and Morpeth Chantry Bagpipe Museum will all remain closed to the public at this time.
For more about these museums and online information please go  to