Jesmond Library

The Friends of Jesmond Library run Jesmond Library’s services and activities. It’s a community hub. Call into the library to take part in their activities or borrow a book. Activities include:

  • a full public library service, with new books added regularly
  • a range of newspapers and magazines
  • a regular newsletter to find out what’s on
  • information on a range of topics such as: local history, community events, dementia and long term health issues
  • public access computers
  • photocopier
  • a swap shop for Jigsaws
  • children’s area
  • a range of talks, both “live” and using Zoom
  • events, groups and activities including regular talks, children’s language classes, a book group, poetry, play reading, philosophy, meditation, Spanish, French, Italian and German conversation and mindfulness
  • Wellbeing for Life events for older people. These are now “live” events again, but Zoom is also available on request
  • room hire, including two community rooms and (when not in use) the main library room.

Jesmond Library is a designated Safe Place for people with learning disabilities.

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