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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
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+44 191 277 4100
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11:00 - 17:00
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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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An impressive building.

I used to visit this library in the old building and what a great improvement this building is, named after the Newcastle musician Charles Avison. Go on the lift up to the local... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
durham05
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Durham, United Kingdom
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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I used to visit this library in the old building and what a great improvement this building is, named after the Newcastle musician Charles Avison. Go on the lift up to the local history section and see the exhibits.

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I Visited the library when I studied English in INTO Newcastle.It calm place,massive and wonderful environment for the student.This library has many floors and lots of career advice newspapers,novel and magazines to read.Furthermore the staff was nice ,Helpful, welcome and friendly.There is free wi fi and computer access.

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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..

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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.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 371 helpful votes
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.

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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!!

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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.

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Tokoroa, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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 

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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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