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Opening Hours

door of the Lit & Phil featuring stately brass plaque

Sadly due to national lockdown we are closed again.  We will be open as soon as we can so keep watching this space and our social media.

Due to COVID 19 we are currently only open to Members.  All Members must book a slot.

Members may book up to 2 one hour slots per day up to 3 times per week on different days.

From Monday 12th  April the library's opening hours will be:

Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri   10am - 12 noon, 1pm -  4pm
Wednesdays 10am-12 noon, 1pm-4pm, 5pm -7pm
Saturday opening will commence in May: 8th and 22nd 10am -1pm

We will continue to have social distancing measures in place, such as limited seating and the maintaining  of a one-way system around the library. Face  coverings must be worn in the building and the hand sanitisers available in the library should be used.

Members may request our  home delivery/collection service, run by volunteers, or that books are sent by post.


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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