City Library and Community Hub

The Library facilities include:

  • large collection of books to lend: fiction, non fiction and graphic novels
  • 3 hour free public computer and internet access
  • large historical collections of books, periodicals and maps
  • meeting rooms
  • exhibitions and displays of art
  • viewing platform
  • courses and training activities: see their Eventbrite link below

City Library is a  Wellbeing Hub. They’re a warm welcoming place to spend time in Newcastle. They offer a range of support such as hot drinks, free Wi-Fi, place to charge your devices, information, advice and more. Visit to see what’s available at this hub.

Online library facilities

Read more about library services such as activity groups and reading and conversation groups

Other services available

Library of Sanctuary

City Library is a safe space for refugees and asylum seekers to visit. It provides free access to library services and:

  • computer and Internet
  • community language resources
  • family activities
  • library staff who can help answer questions and signpost to other services including local housing providers and council services
  • Citizens Advice Newcastle give information and support. They run drop in sessions
  • Skills Hub for job search and preparing for employment
  • Your Homes Newcastle (social housing) drop in sessions are currently on hold during coronavirus
  • dedicated Library of Sanctuary books to lend
  • Library reading groups for English language learners (Email [email protected] for more information)

Learning Disabilities and Autism

City Library and their staff are autism friendly. AccessAble have more about the accessibility of the site.

It is a designated Safe Place for people with learning disabilities.