Exhibitions and Room hire

Newcastle’s new City Library is a six storey building in the city centre. Outstanding in all aspects, this fabulous building is an ideal venue for exhibitions, music and drama performances, meetings, training sessions or exams. Just two minutes walk from the Monument, the main entrance in on New Bridge Street West with a second entrance on Princess Square beside City Library’s attractive cafe on level 2.

Meeting and exhibition spaces are also available at many libraries in the branch network. Concessionary hire rates may be available for community groups and partners. 


Book meeting rooms or exhibition space


To pay for a room, call 0191 278 7878 and ask for 'payments'

The Bewick Hall and meeting rooms

The Bewick Hall seats up to 185 with a sprung wooden floor, spotlights, stage and PA system suitable to host a variety of activities. Eight meeting rooms are also available for hire and can seat from 12 to 185 people. We can set rooms out in a variety of styles including boardroom, classroom, cabaret or theatre. See the room hire leaflet for an indication of price and room layout style.

All rooms can be booked for a morning, afternoon or evening session (3 hours).

We leave a gap of one hour between sessions to allow time to rearrange furniture and equipment for the next session. Rooms are also available outside normal opening hours for an extra charge. Catering is available through the City Library cafe. View the Cafe Price List

City Library exhibition space

We have an exhibition area just inside the entrance from Princess Square and there is the possibility of using other space within City Library for displays. All exhibition spaces are bookable by the week and each hire period starts and finishes at noon on Thursdays.  View the Exhibition Space Price List

Computers and digital services

The building has free wi-fi access throughout. We also have a range of display and ICT equipment including flat screen TVs, digital projectors and interactive whiteboards. The use of this equipment is included in the hire charge and we have staff on hand to provide technical support.


All rooms are easily accessible by wheelchair and the Bewick Hall can be set out with several dedicated wheelchair spaces. There are accessible toilets on every floor and an adult change room on level 2.

Community libraries from £20 per session

Small community rooms and display areas are also available to hire at the following branch libraries in Newcastle: Fenham, High Heaton, Kenton, Newburn, West End.

Contact us

Contact room.bookings@newcastle.gov.uk for more information on booking any of our meeting rooms or exhibition spaces.

View the full terms and conditions relating to rooms and exhibition space bookings (pdf, 52KB).

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