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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 25, 2014
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Durham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 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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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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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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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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U.K.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
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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Address: Address: Charles Avison Building | 33 New Bridge Street West, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8AX, England
Phone Number: 0191 277 4100
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Newcastle upon Tyne
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm

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