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New City Library

Charles Avison Building | 33 New Bridge Street West, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8AX, England
0191 277 4100
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Type: Libraries
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- Apr 7, 2014
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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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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Newcastle
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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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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

outstanding service, in this era of library closures it really reminds you of their value. I had trawled the internet in search of the information I was after over the course of several years with no success, I finally managed to make the trip to Newcastle, within 10 minutes of entering and asking a member of staff they went into... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

Our new city library is super, on the site of the old one it looks totally different. Our old one was looking a bit tired but the new one is fresh & easy to get around, it houses a nice cafe selling cakes, coffee & teas with pleasant friendly staff & the books are arranged really well.

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Newcastle upon Tyne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

Great selection of books, CDs and DVDs as you would expect from this new library. The staff are really helpful and will guide you to whatever you need. They will also explain the high tech scanning system for taking items out.

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Newcastle upon Tyne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

Another good place in Newcastle to stop for very reasonable refreshments. Library well set out and easy to find your way round.

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Newcastle upon Tyne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2012

I went for lunch with a friend as she had heard good things about it. I mistook some grated cheese for scrambled egg (my favourite!) so was going to go for a jacket potato with cheese until the lovely lady serving asked if I would like her to make me scrambled eggs and what kind of toast would I prefer?... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2012

lovely new building housing the library. Excellent facilities al round.

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