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The benefits of membership

Why not become a member?

The Lit & Phil is free and open to all, but if you would like to support us by becoming a Member, you can:

Take home from over 200,000 books & CDs, no fines for overdue books, very generous loan periods, exclusive Members' Only events, priority booking, access to secret rooms, free WIFI, our Member's Magazine posted to you as well as regular news and offers.

We offer a variety of Membership packages to suit all ages and interests, starting from £12 per year.

​To buy or find out more click here
Alternatively you can call us on: 0191 232 0192, or email us and we'll call you back.

 

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What's on

Comedy, concerts, jazz, talks & readings, classes & workshops, storytelling, lectures, author events, poetry & theatre...

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Visit us

We are now fully open, there's no entry fee and we are open six days a week, often until late (check our opening times).

We've 200,000 books, 20,000 CDs & LPs, tea & coffee!  Come in & unwind in a magical & beautiful place...

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The Catalogue

Have we got that book you've been searching for?  Almost certainly.
From 18th century volumes to the current top bestsellers & so much more...

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Our illustrious past

Our beautiful neoclassical building is a short walk from Newcastle Central Station. Since 1825, it's hosted lots of very important folk doing very exciting scientific things... 

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