Kenton Library

Kenton Library

Opening Hours

Monday10am to 5pm
Tuesday10am to 2pm
Thursday10am to 6pm
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;
  • toy library;
  • 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 
  • freephone to other council services.

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

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


Kenton Library is in the Kenton Centre – the same building as YHN's Housing Office and Kenton Medical Centre.  Access is via a front and rear entrance on the ground floor.  There are steps and a ramp at both entrances enabling level access and automatic doors.  We have a hearing loop to assist communication with hearing impaired people. There are public toilets and baby changing facilities.  Our Home Delivery Service is managed from Kenton Library. 

At Kenton Library we have:

  • Bus stops on both Hillsview Avenue and Halewood Avenue, please check which one you need for your direction of travel and bus route (bus numbers 7, 8, 10, 11 and 32).
  • The nearest Metro station is Fawdon, almost one mile away or an 18 minute walk. 
  • Cycle racks outside the library building on Hillsview Avenue.
  • Limited free parking is available nearby in the large car park to rear of the library next to Kenton Shops, accessed from Halewood Avenue.  
  • Electric car charging points can be found on Charge Your Car website.

Check out our virtual tour to help plan your visit.

Full accessibility information about Kenton Library is available on AccessAble's website

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Did you know?

Kenton Library lots of free activities for children:

The children's area at Kenton Library

Children's Crafts - 1st Saturday of the month, 11am-1pm

Children's Lego Club - 1st Thursday of the month, 4-5pm

Baby Social - Thursday at 11am

Story time for under 5s - Fridays at 10.30am (term time only)

You can also weigh your baby on our weighing scales during opening hours. 

All activities are drop-in and offer a friendly welcome. For more one-off activities and events, visit


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Your library location:

The Kenton Centre
Hillsview Avenue
Newcastle upon Tyne

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