Your libraries

Your libraries

We’re happy to be able to welcome you back to our libraries. City Library, Cruddas Park, Denton BurnEast End, FenhamGosforth, High HeatonKenton, NewburnOuter West and West End Libraries are now open. Please check the individual branch pages for opening times and service details.

Libraries are open for:

  • Book browsing in the branch for up to 30 minutes. Use the self-check machine to issue your own books onto your library ticket
  • Book returns. Return your items in branch using the self-scan machine. Items will be placed in a 72-hour quarantine before being made available for further borrowing. (Books can be returned at anytime to the 24-hour returns machine built into City Library’s wall on the John Dobson Street side.)
  • Public PC and scanning access for up one hour per day only.
  • Printing facilities. (Please note: you must bring the exact change to make payment. Staff are not permitted to handle change or to give change – we currently do not accept card payments for printing)
  • Select and Collect.
  • Online resources. Library members can access a range of online resources using their library membership.

There are a number of Covid-Secure precautions in place to ensure everyone’s safety:

  • You must wear a face covering while in the building unless you are exempt
  • You need to clean your hands at the sanitisation station when entering and leaving the building
  • We will record some details for NHS Test & Trace
  • We’re limiting the number of people in the building so you may need to wait to browse for books or use a PC

Bank holidays

All libraries will be closed on Monday 30 August for the bank holiday.

Contact us

Community Hubs and Libraries
City Library
Charles Avison Building
33 New Bridge Street West
Newcastle upon Tyne

Via email:

On the phone: 0191 278 7878 (ask for "Libraries")

On social media:

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