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Home delivery service

Who can use the service?

We deliver to anyone living in Newcastle:

  • who is unable to visit their local library due to either permanent or temporary ill health;

  • who has a permanent disability.

How to apply

  • Contact us by phone, fax or email or contact your local library.

  • We will make an appointment to visit you to find out your needs.

Contact us

Home Delivery Service
Kenton Library
Hillsview Avenue
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE3 3QJ

Telephone: 0191 2774100
Email: kenton.library@newcastle.gov.uk

Community mini-bus service

There is a mini-bus service run by volunteers which operates at Kenton, Gosforth, East End and High Heaton Libraries. The mini-bus will pick you up and take you to your local library where you can select items for loan. The mini-bus will then take you home. During the visit there is opportunity for a cup of tea, biscuit and a chat. As well as the driver there is always an escort on the mini-bus who assists with carrying books.

The following areas of Gosforth are covered:

  • Mondays fortnightly 6:30pm to 7:30pm: covers Ashburton Road area;

  • first Tuesday morning of the month: covers Red House Farm and Kingston Park;

  • third Wednesday morning of the month: covers Ettrick Lodge and The Grove area;

  • fourth Wednesday morning of the month: covers Brunton Park and north Gosforth;

  • fifth Wednesday morning of the month: covers St Cuthbert's care home.

The mini-bus visits Kenton Library on:

  • first Thursday morning of the month: covers all areas of North Kenton.

Anyone who wishes to join the mini-bus service at Gosforth or Kenton must contact Gosforth Library on 0191 2771811 or Margaret Gillon on 0191 3408404.

At East End Library the mini-bus visit is run by Social Services.

  • first Thursday afternoon of the month: covers the East of the city from High Heaton down to the river. 

To arrange a visit contact East End Library on 0191 2788400.

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