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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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Great place to eat

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

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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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 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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Newcastle upon Tyne
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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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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

The new city library replaces the much unloved predecessor which was built in the 1960s. Unlike that one, the current building is pleasantly bright and spacious, proving a pleasant environment for visitors. It has everything you would expect in a modern library: books, cds, dvds, computers, online catalogues and a cafe. They also present temporary displays of art and photography... More 

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