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As well as being a library, the Society occasionally publishes short pamphlets relating to the building, its contents or other items of interest...


Art and Artefacts: Sculptures, painting and other items of interest at The Lit and Phil

Apart from its book and music collections, the Lit and Phil the society has many paintings and busts and other items of interest all over the building that reflect its history.

These four booklets give details about the holdings in each of the four main areas of the library.

Filling The Room With Smoke

Since 1907 the Society has had a recommendations book and its successor (from 1946) is still current. These are just a few of the recommendations and comments...


The Lit & Phil

23 Westgate Road


We are pleased to confirm that the Lit & Phil is now open again to members.

Members must book their visit in advance. Call 0191 232 0192 or email:

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