We are now open for browsing, book borrowing, computer use and jigsaw swap-shop.
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
- Mornings: 10 am - midday
- Afternoons: 2 - 4 pm
We are continuing to offer a Click & Collect service.
Although we can't host meetings at the library we are putting some of our popular events online. Do join us for Well-being for Life events and coffee mornings, book group, discussion group and Spanish conversations and others. Keep an eye on our ‘What’s on’ page for information about dates and new events.
For 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.
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