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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:
+44 191 277 4100
09:30 - 17:30
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Mon - Thu 08:30 - 20:00
Fri 08:30 - 17:00
Sat 09:30 - 17:30

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Maybe it's worth looking at for the modern building it is, has a café and the coffee was very good..

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 November 2016
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Maybe it's worth looking at for the modern building it is, has a café and the coffee was very good..

Thank sulisk2016
Chichester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Visited the library whilst in Newcastle. A lovely space to browse the books and other media. A lovely displays of dog statues were off interest as was the book binding demonstrations on when I visited last Saturday. A fabulous example of a library and I wish my local one was more like this.

Thank Magicrosie
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

This library has many floors and lots of career advice and newspapers and magazines to read. There is free wi fi and computer access.

Thank Ethan E
Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Came here out of curiosity more than anything and loved it! Cafe is laid back and well laid out! Staff are really nice and welcoming. Thank You!!

Thank luvbirdeez
Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

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.

Thank E8709
Tokoroa, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

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 

Thank sueturnbull20042016
North East UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

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

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 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.

Thank Alastair N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 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

Thank Aldeby

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