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  • All branches closed Tuesday 26 January
    18 Jan 2021

    All branches closed Tuesday 26 January

    All our branches will be closed for the Australia Day Public Holiday on Tuesday 26 January 2021. Return chutes will be open and you can renew your items online via our website or app. Regular branch hours will resume Wednesday 27 January.

  • Our brand, new summer reads program, that has something for everyone
    17 Dec 2020

    Our brand, new summer reads program, that has something for everyone

    Running from December 2020 to February 2021 and entitled ‘Your Summer Stories’, the program encompasses a children’s summer reading challenge, with activities and grand prize, plus, an adult (incl young adult) summer reads program, featuring: a curated selection of 7 must read titles; points and prize earning challenges; and, a conversational podcast series featuring 7 Australian authors, exploring the themes of resilience, change and love.  Your Summer Stories culminates in a sequence of bespoke events in February - so keep a look out for dates and booking information in early 2021.

  • Enjoy our Summer School Holidays program - Book now!
    17 Dec 2020

    Enjoy our Summer School Holidays program - Book now!

    Reset for 2021 these school holidays and start the New Year right with fun activities for all ages. Get hands on and enjoy the vast range of activities and workshops on offer, from digital displays to VR demonstrations and beyond! Don’t forget your library is always open and available via your fingertips on the Newcastle Libraries app, find out more here.

  • More for Members: indyreads available now!
    15 Dec 2020
  • Presenting - Newcastle Podcast Festival
    23 Nov 2020

    Presenting - Newcastle Podcast Festival

    Newcastle Podcast Festival, 19-21 February 2021, presented by Newcastle Libraries and Newcastle Podcast Station. Find out more about this exciting new program at the Digital Library, 12 Stewart Avenue, Newcastle West and book your tickets now!

  • Newsbank full-text newspapers now available!
    22 Nov 2020

    Newsbank full-text newspapers now available!

    Newsbank full-text newspapers now available!

  • Newcastle Seed Library: borrow, grow, harvest and return! - Find out more
    07 Oct 2020

    Newcastle Seed Library: borrow, grow, harvest and return! - Find out more

    The Newcastle Seed Library is a new community run initiative of Newcastle Libraries, individual community volunteers and community gardens across the LGA. It is like a regular library, yet for seeds. The Seed Library is free for library members – they are able to take home some seeds, just as they would borrow a book. After growing in their garden, they are encouraged to harvest and return seeds to the Seed Library for others to borrow.

  • Come and visit our Digital Library!
    07 Oct 2020

    Come and visit our Digital Library!

    Our Digital Library, the most digitally advanced library in NSW, is set to open on the ground floor of the City of Newcastle’s new Customer Service Centre in Newcastle West.  

  • Exhibition opening and Live Programming is back!
    07 Oct 2020

    Exhibition opening and Live Programming is back!

    Our live programming is back this Spring and our Paul Jennings: UNREAL! Exhibition has reopened after a period of restricted offerings due to COVID-19. Programs will be COVIDSafe and inclusive. Find out more.

  • More for Members: Overdue fines have been waived until 30 June 2021 - Find out more
    06 Oct 2020

    More for Members: Overdue fines have been waived until 30 June 2021 - Find out more

    As part of the City’s response to COVID-19 overdue fines were suspended for an initial 6 months. However our community is continuing to face challenges so we’ve extended the fee free period to the middle of next year. 

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