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City Library and Community Hub

City Library is open but running a limited service. You can access 1 hour public computer access, enquiries and 30 mins browsing for books. You need to make an appointment for Citizens Advice and the Skills Hub. Your Homes Newcastle drop in sessions are suspended at the moment.  Please check their website for more details.

The Library facilities include:

  • extensive lending collection of fiction, non fiction and graphic novels
  • computers and Internet
  • large historical collections of books, periodicals and maps
  • café
  • meeting rooms
  • exhibitions and displays of art
  • viewing platform
  • courses and training activities: see their Eventbrite link below

Online library facilities

  • Join the library or renew your card. When registered you can use Select & Collect
  • Select & Collect to browse online to find books, audiobooks, board games and DVDs you’d like to borrow. You can collect them during normal opening hours
  • Newcastle City Council services can be completed online including: create an account and make payments for a number of reasons, such as penalties, benefits and  waste collection
  • Download free audiobooks, magazines and ebooks

Read more about library services

Additional 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:

  • community language resources
  • family activities
  • staff to support interactions with local housing providers and council services
  • a hub of information and support by Citizens Advice during drop in sessions
  • Skills Hub supporting employment opportunities
  • Your Homes Newcastle drop in sessions
  • dedicated Library of Sanctuary books to lend

Learning Disabilities and Autism

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

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

Contact details

Main Telephone: 0191 277 4100


Other Website:

Opening hours
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10am to 5pm
Tuesday and Thursday 10am to 7pm
Saturday 10 to 4pm
Sunday closed

City Library
Charles Avison Building
33 New Bridge Street West
Newcastle upon Tyne

54.9749 -1.61039

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Last updated: September 23, 2021

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