Exhibitions and Room hire

Exhibitions and Room hire

Our buildings have started to reopen, but we are not yet taking room bookings.

Newcastle’s City Library is an accessible, six storey building in the city centre. Outstanding in all aspects, this fabulous modern building is an ideal venue for exhibitions, music and drama performances, room hire for meetings, training sessions or exams. The main entrance in on New Bridge Street West with a second entrance from Princess Square.We are not currently taking room bookings.

Meeting and exhibition spaces are also available on several of City Library's floors and at our branch libraries.  


Book meeting rooms or exhibition space


To pay for a room, call 0191 278 7878 and ask for 'payments'. Concessionary hire rates may be available for community groups and partners.

The Bewick Hall and meeting rooms at City Library

The Bewick Hall seats up to 185. It has 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 a style to suit your needs 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 café. Please see our Café Price List.

City Library exhibition space

We have an exhibition area just inside the entrance from Princess Square and more display space on other floors within City Library. All exhibition spaces are bookable by the week and each hire period starts and finishes at noon on Thursdays.  Please see our City Library 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. There are accessible toilets on every floor and an adult change room on level 2. Bewick Hall can be set out to include several dedicated wheelchair spaces.

Community libraries from £20 per session

Small community rooms and display areas are also available to hire at the following branch libraries in Newcastle: High Heaton, Kenton, Newburn, West End. Please contact us to discuss displays and exhibitions for other branch libraries.

Contact us

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

Please read our full terms and conditions  (pdf, 52KB) relating to rooms and exhibition space bookings.

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