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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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9:30 am - 5:30 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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A great place to pass some time

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Alastair N
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Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank Alastair N
Beccles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Thank cwells2016
Delhi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

Located centrally in the city. Has an excellent collection of books suitable for all age ranges. Popular among locals.

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North Shields, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

Not just for book borrowing. This place is a social hub with exhibitions, job centre, cafe, shop and full of local information. Pop in, it doesn't bite

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

New City Library is an example of ultra modern library with the latest technology and gadget. I love doing my school work in this place and my children love visiting the library every Saturday. The children facilities are brilliant.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

Very nice and modern library in the centre of Newcastle, with a huge selection of books, a large amount of seating and study space, excellent views from the upper floors, and a nice café as well. This has everything I want in a library. The modern building is quite attractive and welcoming, with a very open and spacious lobby. There... More 

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