See our library opening hours for May bank holiday 2017 here.

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  • All ages can join.
  • Members can use the computers for free for up to 2 hours a day.
  • You don't have to live in Newcastle to join Newcastle Libraries.

How to join

You can join at any of our libraries or online at the link above (we will post a library card to you). There's no need for proof of address unless you wish to borrow more than one item at a time or borrow DVDs and CDs. If you would like to be able to borrow up to 10 books as well as CDs and DVDs, please bring in to any Newcastle library proof of your full name and address. This documentation needs to be current (from the last 3 months) and can include a bank statement, utility bill, driving licence or tenancy agreement.  

Members can borrow:

  • 10 books or other items;
  • 10 music CDs;
  • 4 DVDs;
  • 5 audiobooks or ebooks can be downloaded if you live in the North East of England.

Language packs, Open Learning packs, spoken word CDs and free loan videos are all treated as items and the total number of items cannot exceed 10. We charge for lending music CDs and films on DVD or blu-ray. You only need a library ticket to borrow items, use our online resources and to use our computers. All our other services are open to everybody. View information about charges and fines.

Online resources

Your library card allows you to access a range of free online resources on our 24 Hour Library including online language tuition, driving theory test practice, newspaper articles and more. Visit the 24 Hour Library.

Want to renew your books?

You can renew your books or other borrowed items online. You can also reserve items for collection at your local library branch (fee applies). Visit the online library catalogue.  

Page last updated: 
30 September 2016
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