East End Library & Community Hub

East End Library & Community Hub

Opening Hours

Monday10am to 6pm
Friday10am to 5pm
Saturday10am to 2pm

The library is open for:

  • browsing and borrowing a wide range of books including fiction and non-fiction for adults and children;
  • printing and photocopying;
  • using a public computer and scanner for up to three-hours a day;
  • free WiFi;
  • reserving stock including books, DVDs, toys and board games; 
  • advice on using our BorrowBox app to browse our eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines 
  • council enquiries; and
  • freephone to other council services
  • meeting and interview rooms to hire

The public computers are automatically turned off 15 minutes before closing time.

This library is autism-friendly (see our user guide).


East End Library and Community Hub  is located on the busy Shields Road and has ground floor level access with automatic doors.  We have a hearing loop to assist communication with hearing impaired people, free WiFi and a public toilet.

At East End Library and Community Hub we have:

  • Very good local bus routes in both directions. 
  • Byker Metro just a 4 minute walk away. 
  • Cycle racks are close by in Flora Street.
  • Limited free parking is available on local streets to the side and rear of the building, but not on Shields Road itself.  Check signage for the length of time you can park.   
  • Electric car charging points can be found on Charge Your Car website

Check out the Virtual Tour to help plan your visit.

Full accessibility information can be viewed on East End Library and Community Hub's page on the AccessAble website.

Contact us

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Did you know?

East End Library's Knit and Natter group meet on Wednesday, 11am-12noon! 


You can borrow books, audiobooks, board games and DVDs for free. You can read eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines and newspapers for free on your device, wherever you are. 

To find books, stories and research materials you can:


If you would like to give us feedback about our libraries, you can do so by completing this short online form.


Your library location:

83 Shields Road
Newcastle upon Tyne

Inside East End Library

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