Sadly it’s not possible to visit Jesmond Library at the moment. In the meantime we’d like to invite you to enjoy this virtual tour.

The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library. – Albert Einstein

Libraries allow children to ask questions about the world and find the answers. And the wonderful thing is that once a child learns to use a library, the doors to learning are always open. – Laura Bush

When in doubt go to the library. – J.K. Rowling

Libraries are our friends. – Neil Gaiman

Bad libraries build collections, good libraries build services, great libraries build communities. – R. David Lankes

Without libraries what have we? We have no past and no future. – Ray Bradbury

I’m really a library man, or second-hand book man. – John le Carre

I ransack public libraries, and find them full of sunk treasure. – Virginia Woolf

A good library will never be too neat, or too dusty, because somebody will always be in it, taking books off the shelves and staying up late reading them. – Lemony Snicket

My two favorite things in life are libraries and bicycles. They both move people forward without wasting anything. – Peter Golkin

For an impoverished child whose family could not afford to buy books, the library was the open door to wonder and achievement, and I can never be sufficiently grateful that I had the wit to charge through that door and make the most of it. – Isaac Asimov

A public library is the most democratic thing in the world. What can be found there has undone dictators and tyrants. – Doris Lessing

The very existence of libraries affords the best evidence that we may yet have hope for the future of man.  – T.S. Eliot