Welcoming places South Tyneside (Council spaces)

South Tyneside Council has several libraries across the borough offering welcoming places for anyone needing a place to spend some time, connect with others, or to work or study.

Our libraries offer a range of free or low-cost resources, events, activities and learning opportunities, and provide a safe and inclusive community space for everyone, with access to free WiFi.

Cleadon Park

Address: 10 Prince Edward Road, South Shields, NE34 8PS


  • Monday and Thursday: 9am to 7pm
  • Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 9am to 5pm
  • Saturday: 9am to 1pm

Nearest bus: King George Road or The Nook, South Shields

Hebburn Central

Address: Glen Street, Hebburn, NE31 1AB
Nearest metro: Hebburn
Nearest bus: Station Road, Hebburn

Jarrow Focus

Address: Cambrian Street, Jarrow, NE32 3QN
Nearest metro: Jarrow
Nearest bus: Jarrow bus station

The Word

Address: King Street, South Shields, NE33 1JF


  • Monday to Thursday: 9am to 7pm
  • Friday: 9am to 5pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 10am to 4pm

A number of other organisations and venues across South Tyneside have pledged their support to residents by offering welcoming places. See Community spaces.

South Tyneside children's centres are also offering welcoming places. See Children's centres.