Search the catalogue

Conduct a simple search of Northumberland’s libraries catalogue.




You will be redirected to the mylibrary portal. The search brings up all books available in the Northumberland Libraries system; those in the NPL collection are marked as Morpeth Chantry or Northern Poetry Library.

Ask a librarian

Librarians are experienced in the business of refining searches and can help with suggestions. Phone 01670 623455 (ask for the Northern Poetry Library) or send an email.

View from a library user

« I have just collected another poetry book from my local library (Hexham).  What an excellent service this is!  Here in Northumberland we are very lucky to have free access to such an extensive collection of contemporary poetry.  Now that we are able to access this collection remotely, through the online request system, without having to be in Morpeth, this is a way for all Northumberland residents to read the work of new poets without having to invest in pricey slim volumes.  As a Creative Writing tutor, I have recommended this wonderful service to people attending my classes. » A library user from Hexham, Northumberland

Google can bring back a hundred thousand answers. A librarian can bring you back the right one.Diana Tixier Herald, writer and "genre librarian"