City’s libraries limited to digital services only to combat spread of COVID-19

23 Mar 2020

City of Newcastle has made the difficult decision to limit its library service to digital only, as part of its continuing efforts to limit the transmission of COVID-19 in our community. 

All front facing services and branch operations have been temporarily suspended. 

City of Newcastle accepts the advice of the Federal Government that many non-essential services should be temporarily shut down to limit the spread of COVID-19. 

The City’s libraries will continue to offer a broad range of digital programs, content and services online. 

Novocastrians are encouraged to download the free Newcastle Library App which provides home access to the e-library, including adult and children’s e-books, newspapers, magazines, music and movie streaming services and online learning. 

To access the e-library visit 

For further information on City of Newcastle’s response to COVID-19 please visit