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Opening Hours

Our Opening hours are:

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday  9.30am-7pm

Tuesday 9.30am-8pm

Friday 9.30am-5pm

Saturday 9.30am-1pm

On the last Monday of every month the Lit & Phil will open at 10.30am. This allows us to have a staff meeting. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

It is now mandatory that members and visitors wear face  coverings whilst in the building throughout their visit, unless exempt. 

Now we are fully open we look forward to welcoming even more members and visitors to the library. We have exciting talks, concerts, readings, tours and performances coming up – check our events page for full details.

 

Stone bust
Architect's drawing of the Lit & Phil
A very old interior photograph of the Lit & Phil
Lit & Phil wall plaque showing roll call ex presidents

Book a Tour

Famous Lit & Phil tours are back!

We are delighted to report our Lit & Phil tours have now resumed! Our famous tours are completely free and all led by our team of award-winning guides. Tours will follow a prescribed route to comply with social distancing guidelines. Book in here:

All tours start at 10.30am unless specified, and dates are as follows:

Saturday 15th January - Sold Out!

Saturday 15th January 11:30am- Sold Out!

Wednesday 19th January - Sold Out!

Saturday 5th February - Sold Out!

Saturday 5th February 11:30am - Sold Out!

Wednesday 16th February - Sold Out!

Wednesday 16th February 11:30am - Sold Out!

Saturday 19th February - Sold Out!

Saturday 19th February 11:30am - Sold Out!

Saturday 5th March- Sold Out!

Saturday 5th March 11:30am - Sold Out!

Wednesday 16th March - Sold Out!

Wednesday 16th March 11:30am - Sold Out!

Saturday 19th March - Sold Out!

Saturday 19th March 11:30am - Sold Out!

How to find us

The Lit & Phil Library is Newcastle’s exquisite secret library.

We are a stone's throw from Newcastle Central Station...

23 Westgate Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 1SE

Tel: 0191 232 0192

Nearest Metro station: Central Station

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