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City Library is located in the iconic War Memorial Cultural Centre in Laman Street in the heart of Newcastle. In 1957 the building was dedicated as the centre of culture for the City housing the Library, the Art Gallery and the Conservatorium. The library now extends over all levels of the building and includes an extensive lending library, a study area and computer lab as well as one of the country's most comprehensive local history collections. The second floor also houses the exhibition spaces: the Lovett Gallery and the Local History Lounge.

A solar photovoltaic (PV) system has been installed on three of our library branches including City Library, read more here.


City Library
Temporarily located on Level 2 of the War Memorial Cultural Centre due to City Refurbishment Project.
Monday - Friday, 9:30am - 8pm
Saturday, 9:30am - 2pm
Sunday, Closed

Local Studies Library
Monday - Wednesday, 9:30am - 8pm
Thursday and Friday, 9:30am - 5pm
Saturday, 9:30am - 2pm
Sunday, Closed

Lovett Gallery
Closed to exhibitions during City Refurbishment Project. During this time, the Lovett Gallery will be the temporary home of the City Library.



War Memorial Cultural Centre
Laman Street
Newcastle 2300
P: 02 4974 5342 City Library
P: 02 4974 5330 Local History Library