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Books and Reading

Books and Reading

Libraries encourage people of all ages to read for pleasure, knowledge, learning and adventure.  You can borrow books, audiobooks, board games and DVDs for free from 14 libraries in Newcastle. You can read daily newspapers, eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines for free anywhere on your device. 

To find books, stories and online resources:

  • Browse our Discover | Newcastle Libraries to find items to borrow and trusted online resources.
  • Explore BorrowBox to download eBooks and eAudiobooks.
  • Explore Libby to access eMagazines. Read daily newspapers by borrowing PressReader in the Libby App.

Finding books you'll love

Newcastle Libraries is home to varied fiction collections in libraries local to you. Each month we carefully select the latest titles we know you'll love and expand our catalogue with the best new literature selected by the Booker Prize, the Women’s Prize for Fiction,  Richard & Judy's Book Club, the Costa prize, and others. 

On Discover you'll find links to  collections including LGBTQ+ friendly fiction, fiction for improving readers, popular self-help books, and top crime fiction awards.  


If you can't find a book in the catalogue or library you can:

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You can suggest titles to add to our collection (both physical books and eBooks) by completing this simple form

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