Essential upgrade to improve payment system. From 1pm on Wednesday 24 September we will be unable to take card payments on the website, over the phone (including the automated payment line) and at our Customer Service Centres. We hope this work will be complete by Thursday 25 September. Find out more about this essential upgrade.
Newcastle upon Tyne
Phone: 0191 277 4100
The Rear Entrance to the Library is now closed, due to building repair work commencing. Work will take a number of weeks, the library and pool are open as normal, please use the front entrance (Facing Shields Road) until further notice.
Limited free parking available on-site.
Monday: 9am - 8pm
Tuesday: 9am - 5pm
Wednesday: 9am - 5pm
Thursday: 9am - 8pm
Friday; 9am - 5pm
Saturday; 9am - 5pm
Sunday: 10am - 2pm
Please note: the public computers are automatically turned off 15 minutes before closing time.
If we are not open remember you can renew and reserve items, chat to a librarian and access other helpful resources on the online 24 Hour Library.
The East End Library shares the same building as the East End Pool and Gym. The library has level access and ramps to all areas. The building has public toilets including an accessible toilet . The car park is free and is reached from Shields Road via Potts Street.
Come in to see the Byker Banner - a stunning piece of artwork by artist Denise Johnson. It's a painted collage digitally printed on canvas and was inspired by Newcastle Climbing Centre, Byker, which is inside St Mark's Church. The banner's three panels each reflect aspects of Byker and northern life since 1906 when the church was founded.
Book lending service to adults and children, covering fiction, non-fiction and large print.
- Reading group
- Graphic Novels collection
Language CDs collection
Foreign language books
Newspapers and magazines
Foreign language newspapers and magazines
DVDs for hire
Free internet access
Printing - black and white, colour
Photocopying - black and white, colour
- Surestart play and learn session weekly
Under 5s play provision
Leaflets on local attractions
Local bus timetables
Lifelong Learning courses
Internet taster sessions