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New City Library

City Library Charles Avison Building 33 New Bridge Street West | 33 New Bridge Street West, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8AX, England
+44 191 277 4100
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Reversing a national trend

At a time when public libraries across the country are closing, or having their public support... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Robin S
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Reigate, United Kingdom
A Well-Equipped Library to Visit!

I dropped by this library, and enjoyed spending an hour here! It has a nice book sale of used... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2017
Helen A
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Sacramento, California
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City Library Charles Avison Building 33 New Bridge Street West | 33 New Bridge Street West, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8AX, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At a time when public libraries across the country are closing, or having their public support withdrawn or reduced by cash-strapped local authorities and being forced to be run by volunteers, Newcastle City Council took the brave step a few years ago to develop this...More

Thank Robin S
Reviewed 9 October 2017

I dropped by this library, and enjoyed spending an hour here! It has a nice book sale of used books on the first floor. It has pamphlets to read on topics--Alzheimer's Disease, when I was there. The bathrooms are great!

Thank Helen A
Reviewed 3 October 2017

when they knocked the old library down and with all the closures I was amazed when this piece of artitecture was unveiled. Its looks great outside even better inside and the cafe is good too and reasonable too!!

Thank Ronald W
Reviewed 2 August 2017

In the city centre, just a minute or two away from the Monument and Northumberland street, this is a great resource for Visitors and locals. There is no official Tourist information centre in the city now, but the library provides free city maps and local...More

Thank weekenderinthesun
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

I spent some time here waiting for my bus back up to Scotland and I have to say I was very impressed with the structure of the library. It appeared to be a comprehensive community building, the obvious library there were also jobseekers advice points....More

Thank Trinahelen
Reviewed 3 May 2017

The major library in the city centre, housing Tourist information, a decent cafe, as well a a large public lending library. Now has various parts of the City council departments within, and a large history centre, with computers to be able to use for research....More

Thank geordiemac9
Reviewed 1 May 2017

This library is quite modern inside and they have a nice cafe when you're feeling peckish. If you want to use the computer you need to book it with a member of staff and they will tell you. Id reccomend getting a library card as...More

Thank Sara R
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Modern library with a good collection of books, freindly and quite helpful staff, access to to computers, printers. photocopy machines. Clean and quite place despite that everyone can enter. You can work, study, read even have lunch and coffee in the restaurant! Excellent data and...More

Thank BillHut92
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Once a dark and dingy concrete monstrosity with very questionable toilets, now a modern, bright and welcoming building. Has everything that you would expect from a modern library with very good resources especially for local culture and history. Lots of friendly and welcoming staff on...More

Thank Paul W
Reviewed 20 April 2017

This is a good library in the city centre. It has a good book selection, a good section on local interests and local history and a large section of computers for public usage. there are two entrances and directly left from the Princes Square entrance...More

Thank Topman4
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