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Address: Charles Avison Building | 33 New Bridge Street West, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8AX, England
Phone Number: 0191 277 4100
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Thu 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Fri 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm

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A little haven in the city centre!!

I am a massive fan of Newcastle City Library and attend once or twice a week. I am really interested in local history and the archives are amazing. The staff are always so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 24, 2015
Katrina A
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Newcastle, England, United Kingdom
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Newcastle, England, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

I am a massive fan of Newcastle City Library and attend once or twice a week. I am really interested in local history and the archives are amazing. The staff are always so helpful and friendly. The internet and computer access is fantastic and the little cafe is a little hub of excitement for culinary fayre.

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Thank Katrina A
North East UK
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115 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

The library is fantastic, but we usually come for the food in the cafe. It's cheap, healthy and gorgeous right in the centre of the toon.

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Thank UK_CBGB
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Cosy little section for younger children, books seem well stocked and change regular. Staff are well informed and are very friendly. Toilets seem well kept too.

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Thank LornaWright
Durham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The City Library is an excellent facility and I was very happy to be able to join for free even though I live in County Durham. There are a large variety of books to lend but I was most impressed by the business centre complete with IP support there. This is fantastic for local businesses and having a lovely cafe... More 

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Thank Alli1977
Newcastle upon Tyne
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412 reviews
90 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Great resource in the city centre though there does seem to be a system error every time I am in there. Thankfully there is always a member of staff on hand to assist. Great locally focused products on sale too which are worth a purchase.

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Thank ThumbelinaPM
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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228 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The new library is certainly brighter then the old building but it's lost some of it's charm. There is plenty of computers to use and there is always staff on hand to help.

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Thank hsasmith
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

i took my daughter to the city library they have a wide range of childrens books and books for parents i managed to get hold of the postman book which is quite hard to find they have a seating area and a stepped area to sit on and read they also have a creche but im not sure how much... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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1,368 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

The old city library was an eyesore and a blot on the landscape from day one so not many tears when they demolished it and traded for this modern bright and airy environment. The monotonous café inside could do with a change but all in all a good move by the city council.

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Thank thefooddood
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117 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

The New City Library provides a welcome break - to visitors as well as to library members - from the bustle in nearby Northumberland Street, whether for a peaceful browse, top floor views of the cityscape, or a reasonably-priced meal or snack. The cafe catering has been taken over by a different firm (to that operating during my previous visit)... More 

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Thank pausilypon
Newcastle
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Called into the library for an "out of the way" meal before going to the cinema easy to get served plenty of seats had a "Cumberland Sausage" and Hand Cut Chips special good cafe food

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