Lit & Phil Open Day

Special Offer on Membership - 20% off - for you or as a gift!

It's hard to imagine a better Christmas present!
Buy yourself or someone else membership of The Lit & Phil this Christmas, and they'll be getting access to more than 170,000 books, 8,000 CDs, periodicals, magazines and one of the most amazing buildings in Newcastle.
Obscure books, really big maps, lots of local history, travel, biography, literature and the latest crime fiction.
Great coffee, tea and biscuits and no fines for overdue books!
And until 23rd December we have 20% off all annual memberships: 'Ordinary' membership is reduced to £96, Associates (under 30s) reduced to £52, students to £36 and anyone under 18 can join for just £10. Membership of the Music Library is reduced to £60 and can be added to a book membership for considerably less.
We'll give you a Members' Pack and Library Card to present but membership will not start until the recipient brings their details in. Unfortunately we cannot offer this online yet, but feel free to call and speak to the desk staff.

Merry Christmas

What's On At The Lit And Phil

  • Dec Monday 12th 10:30
    Guided 'Reflections of Newcastle 1914-18' City Walk FREE
  • Dec Tuesday 13th 18:00
    Chris Mullin discusses his recently published memoirs £5/3
  • Dec Wednesday 14th 18:00
    A Christmas Carol with Gail-Nina Anderson £5/3
  • Dec Thursday 15th 18:00
    The Great Flood of 1771 FREE
  • Dec Friday 16th 13:00
    Lunchtime Jazz - this event is now taking place at the Jazz Cafe £4
  • Dec Saturday 17th 11:00
    Early Bird Jazz with Paul Edis £2

What's on this month

Why not hire The Lit & Phil?

Seat 20 in the stunning Committee Room or plan an event in the Library (or something inbetween). The Lit & Phil is ideal for your meeting, training or party and is perfectly located next to the station.


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As a member you can borrow most books published after 1850 (but not all at once). You can also access wi-fi in the Library and benefit from priority booking at some events. By joining the Lit & Phil, you are also supporting this wonderful institution, so thank you!

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