COVID-19: Information and Updates

18 Mar 2020

All City of Newcastle Library branches are open for you to visit as usual for the time being. However in order to do all we can to further limit the transmission of the virus in our communities, and to prioritise the wellbeing of visitors, staff and volunteers, we have made a decision to temporarily suspend all Library programs and events including talks, exhibition tours, children’s and onsite learning programs until further notice.  

Meeting Rooms will still be available for bookings to the public. 

Please know that even when you may be faced with having to be at home, Newcastle Libraries is here for you. We encourage you to download the free library app where you will be able to access the e-library from home, including adult and kids e-books, newspapers, magazines, music and movie streaming services, online learning and lots more. 

We will provide regular updates on this page and by social media. For further information on City of Newcastle’s response to COVID-19 please see

Online resources

The library you can borrow from anywhere, anytime. Discover a vast range of eBooks, eMagazines, eAudiobooks, research databases, kids eBooks and activities, as well as documentaries and films. Log in using your library card number and PIN (default PIN is 1234).

Kids elibrary 
Explore our eLibrary for kids including eBooks, stories on film, eAudiobooks, educational games, and information resources for homework and curious minds of all ages. Read, listen, watch or search wherever you are.

Newcastle Libraries App
The Newcastle Libraries App is free from the App Store or Google Play. Simply enter your library membership number and PIN to get started (default PIN is 1234).

Free telephone assistance is available by calling Newcastle Libraries (02) 4974 5300.