Joining Newcastle Libraries is free of charge and provides access to information, entertainment and expert assistance for all library members. Providing comprehensive collections and contemporary facilities our network of branch libraries support an informed, engaged and connected community. Library members also have access to our extensive digital collections including the latest newspapers and magazines, eBooks and eAudiobooks, as well as research databases and eLearning tools.


Access your library from your smartphone or tablet and discover a world of eBook and eAudio platforms, video stories, movie and music streaming platforms, plus a huge range of online newspapers and eMagazines.

Become a Member

Find out about the benefits and conditions of becoming a member of Newcastle Libraries, as well as how to borrow, request and renew items from our collections.

Library Fees & Charges

View the Library's fees and charges summary effective from July 2018, as well as The City of Newcastle's complete fees and charges schedule for 2018 - 2019.

Home Library Service

The home library service is a free service to connect temporarily and permanently housebound Newcastle City Council residents with the Library's collections.


Want to find out more about joining? Not sure how to access your library account online? Need to book a room or download our eBooks? Find answers to these questions and more!