East End Library & Community Hub

East End Library & Community Hub Shields Road, Oct 2019 2

East End Library and Community Hub
83-85 Shields Road

Christmas and New Year opening times

The library will be closing at 6pm on Monday 23 December 2019. It will be closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day, and will re-open on Friday 27 December at 10am.

The library will also be closing at 6pm on Monday 30 December 2019. It will be closed on New Year's Day and will re-open as normal from 10am on Thursday 2 January 2020.

Your Homes Newcastle (YHN) will close at 3pm on Tuesday 24 December 2019 and re-open at 8.30am on Thursday 2 January 2020. 

  Library Opening Hours (with Library staff present) Building Opening  Hours (for extended services)
Monday 10am to 6pm 8.30am to 6pm
Tuesday Closed 8.30am to  4.30pm
Wednesday Closed 8.30am to  4.30pm
Thursday 10am to 2pm 8.30am to  4.30pm
Friday 10am to 5pm 8.30am to 5pm
Saturday 10am to 2pm 10am  to 2pm  (Library only)
Sunday Closed Closed

The public computers are automatically turned off 15 minutes before the library closing time.  On week days when this library is closed, the nearest one is City Library. None of Newcastle's libraries open on a Sunday.

Save time, do it online

You can access many Council services online via our  Apply Online, Pay Online and Report Online pages.


East End Library and Community Hub  has access on the ground floor.

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. There are nearby bus stops on Shields Road for travelling in both directions.  Byker Metro is just a 4 minute walk away.  The nearest cycle racks are close by in Flora Street.

This library is autism-friendly (please see our user guide (pdf, 1.92mb) here) and and has a hearing loop to assist communication with hearing impaired people.

Library Services

  • Books and newspapers
  • Free computer, internet and Wi-Fi access
  • Printing, photocopying and scanning facilities
  • Storytime is on Fridays at 11am (term-time only)
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