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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:









Newcastle (City)

(from 1 July)

9:30am – 8pm

9:30am – 8pm

9:30am – 8pm

9:30am – 8pm

9:30am – 6pm

9:30am – 2pm


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

Newcastle 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.


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