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Newcastle Show Day Hours: Some of our libraries will be closed or open for adjusted hours on Friday 5 March for Newcastle Show Day. Return chutes will be open at all branches (except Lambton). Members can also renew borrowed items online via our online catalogue or the Newcastle Libraries app. Regular branch hours resume Saturday 6 March. Find our branch opening hours for Friday 5 March 2021 here.

Last updated 28 January 2021

Newcastle Libraries is operating a COVIDSafe service model, and our library branches are open and ready to welcome you. Limited face to face programs for members, pop-up spaces and outdoor library events have recommenced and bookings are essential.

Opening Hours:









Local History

(from 1 July)

9:30am – 5pm

9:30am – 8pm

9:30am – 8pm

9:30am – 5pm

9:30am – 5pm

9:30am – 2pm


Find out which branches are open, current revised opening hours, services available and more on our COVID-19 Updates page.

The Local History Library is located on the second floor of the War Memorial Cultural Centre and provides research advice and access to a range of materials about the history and heritage of Newcastle and the Hunter Region.


Level 2
War Memorial Cultural Centre
15 Laman Street
Newcastle 2300

P: 02 4974 5330