Hire The Lit & Phil

A truly unique perfectly situated venue. The Lit & Phil offers spaces to suit small meetings and workshops, and bigger rooms for lectures or larger gatherings.

Ideally located, close to Newcastle's railway station and Metro, the Lit & Phil offers inspirational surroundings for your event. These rooms have witnessed world firsts and hosted renowned speakers. The Main Library is perfect when you really want to impress, and can hold up to 150 people for a non-seated event. For a more formal lecture, choose from the Loftus or Lecture Rooms, where 100 can be seated comfortably. The prestigious Committee Room is where the Board of Trustees meet each month, and have done since 1825.

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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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 Check if we have that book you've been looking for. You don't need to be a member to search the catalogue; search by title, author, keyword or subject. Members can then reserve the book to collect later.