Our current opening hours are:
- Tuesday - 10 am to 4 pm
- Thursday - 12 midday to 6 pm
- Saturday - 10 am to 4 pm
Most normal library services are now available.
We are once again able to host meetings at the library, plus some of our popular events are also available online. Some events are a hybrid of in-person and online. Keep an eye on our ‘What’s on’ page for information about dates and new events.
For all queries, or to request online invitations, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Jesmond Library is a community library, being one of over 500 such libraries in the country. It is housed in a unique grade 2 listed building and is home to a wide range of books which is regularly updated.
We are a voluntary organisation run by Trustees and other volunteers and provide a focal point for the local community and the Jesmond Festival.
Join the Friends of Jesmond Library community
The Friends of Jesmond Library was set up in 2013. It is run entirely by volunteers, and as well as a free library service it offers a wide variety of events and activities for all sections of the community. We need to raise £30,000 a year to remain open.
A Winter’s Tale
In the 18th century Victorians would gather round the flickering lights of an open fire and tell each other ghost stories at Christmas time. But the telling and sharing of scary tales at midwinter goes back much further. As the days grew shorter it must…
A very Jesmond Christmas
It’s Christmas! The decorations are up and we’re delighted to say the children’s Christmas books are back on the shelves and already being eagerly borrowed and read. This year we have craft packs available in the Library for our younger visitors to take away and…
The Promise of a good read
There really is nothing like holding a new book in your hands. The picture on the cover captures your attention. The blurb inside the fly leaf teases you with a hint of what lies within. You open to the first page and breath in that…
This is the story of Harry Donkin from Lavender Gardens in Jesmond. Harry Semmons Donkin enlisted at Newcastle upon Tyne in February 1916, declaring his age as 19. He was in fact only 17 years old, 5’ 4’’ tall, weight 8 ½ stone (1.63m, 54.4…