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Address: City Library Charles Avison Building 33 New Bridge Street West | 33 New Bridge Street West, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8AX, England
Phone Number: 0191 277 4100
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8:30 am - 8:00 pm
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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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It is a library, not a tourist place. But if you want to see a well organised high-tech library, just have a stop by for some minutes.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Cork, Ireland
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Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a library, not a tourist place. But if you want to see a well organised high-tech library, just have a stop by for some minutes.

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Tokoroa, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Actually went looking for the Tourist Information Bureau. Fantastic staff who helped me with what I was looking for, printed out maps and gave me bus timetable information. Good and non tacky choice of souvenirs. Wish Id known about the café as I would have tried it as well. I'm old enough to remember the old city library before I... More 

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Thank sueturnbull20042016
North East UK
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164 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not just a library, theres often little events on. Its very central and has a great little cafe in there.

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UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 272 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The six-storey building contains a marble-floored atrium, a viewing platform, a 185-seat performance space, a café and an exhibition space.Construction cost was £24 million. It was officially opened by Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh on 6 November 2009. The new building features many technologies specifically designed for use in libraries. Every book is... More 

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Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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277 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

This is a big modern building on four floors with a cafe as you go in. The floor with fiction is quite expensive and roomy, and there is a good amount of seating. The toilets are excellent. It is a great resource and any time I have to kill is often spent here.

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Beccles
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

This is a large 4 story modern library with excellen and plentiful seating, some in private cubicles. Helpful staff 7 days a week to provide guidance with the excellent IT. The cafe on the 2 no floor has great dishes and especially the scones. Tea and cake for £3.75

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Thank Aldeby
Newcastle upon Tyne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

Lovely new building, great community centre, just a pity really that there are now so few books (something shared with too many of our few remaining libraries)

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Thank Donau
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Sadly I am old enough to remember this being built and I guess that I would say that this building over the years has grown on me. Apart from its size - the position opposite the Laing and just around the corner from Northunberland Street. Great public resource with lots of facilities.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

We found The new City Library not only a nice building to visit but also a very convenient location to get information about Newcastle , access the Internet (free) , have tea or coffee and use the facilities (toilets) . The staff is quite helpful at providing information and advises .

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Thank belleretraite
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

Call in here now and again to get a greater range of books to our local library. Nice variety although kids non-fiction section is better in the Gosforth Library.

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