Other libraries in Newcastle

You may enjoy visiting and using other libraries in Newcastle that are not run by Newcastle City Council but are still open to all – here are a few of those. Please note the list below is not exhaustive.


The Dinnington Parish Council hosts in the Memorial Institute a library operated by the community.

Dinnington Village Hall and Memorial Institute
Main Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE13 7LD

Fawdon community library

The library at Fawdon Community Centre is run by volunteers.

Fawdon Community Library
Fawdon Community Centre
Fawdon Park Road
Newcastle upon Tyne

For more information visit https://fawdoncommunitylibrary.com

The Great North Museum: Hancock

The Great North Museum: Hancock Library
Barras Bridge
Newcastle Upon Tyne & Wear

The Great North Museum: Hancock has a unique library that is free to use and open to everyone. It contains the libraries of the Natural History Society of Northumbria, the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle Upon Tyne and Newcastle University’s School of History, Classics and Archaeology.  

These combine to provide a wonderful resource for the study of the history and antiquities of the local area, the natural world and all aspects of archaeology, including Hadrian’s Wall and Roman Britain

For more information visit https://greatnorthmuseum.org.uk/collections/library-and-archives

Jesmond Library

The Jesmond Library is a community-run facility operated by the Friends of Jesmond Library.

Jesmond Library
St George’s Terrace
Newcastle Upon Tyne

For more information visit http://jesmondlibrary.org

The Lit & Phil

The Lit & Phil has been open since 1825 and is now the largest independent library outside London. 

The Lit & Phil
23 Westgate Road
Newcastle Upon Tyne 
NE1 1SE 

For more information visit http://www.litandphil.org.uk

The Multilingual Library

The Multilingual Library was set up by the Kittiwake Trust and is run by volunteers. It offers a range of books “in nearly 80 languages”.

The Multilingual Library
Upper Level, Eldon Garden
Percy Street
Newcastle upon Tyne 

For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/kittiwaketrustmultilinguallib/

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