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New City Library

Address: Charles Avison Building | 33 New Bridge Street West, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8AX, England
Phone Number: 0191 277 4100
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Type: Libraries, Cultural
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Type: Libraries, Cultural
Hours:
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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Newcastle upon Tyne
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240 reviews 240 reviews
39 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 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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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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79 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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186 attraction reviews
552 helpful votes 552 helpful votes
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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86 reviews 86 reviews
56 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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41 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
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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