What we are
The Lit & Phil Library is Newcastle’s exquisite secret library, open to all and free to explore and browse. Established in 1825 on Westgate Road, just yards from Central Station, we became a hub of learning and enlightenment long before the city’s universities existed and today continue to inspire minds, stimulate imaginations and confer a wealth of knowledge to young and old alike.
We welcome the curious, the knowledge-seeking, the lovers of antiquity or anyone who just wants to escape the world and lose themselves in a good book or some beautiful music.
We are a beautiful place just to visit, relax and unwind.
So let us whisk you away...
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