Newcastle Libraries now come 2U

Avid readers will be able to turn the pages of their favourite books once again following the launch of a new Newcastle Libraries service, Library 2U, which will see books, movies and music delivered to the homes of members.  

The initiative ensures Newcastle Libraries members can continue to connect with library services during the current stay at home orders, following the temporary closure of all branches when lockdown.  

Lord mayor Nuatali Nelmes said that Novocastrians love connecting with their libraries and the service will keep the community informed and entertained during a trying time.  

“With more than 96,000 members, and loans reaching 1.3 million in the last year, it is clear that our community values the services and connection that the city’s libraries offer,” Cr Nelmes said.  

“Everyone loves the feeling of being transported into the world of their favourite book or movie and although we can’t yet welcome people back inside branches, we’re pleased to be able to launch Library 2U.  

“All it takes is a quick phone call or complete an online form and library staff will consider your preferences and hand-pick a selection of reading, watching or listening options, which will arrive at your door via contactless 

delivery the following business day.” 

Library 2U is available now to all Newcastle Libraries members residing in Newcastle Local Government Area. 

 A click and collect service may also soon be available following recent changes to the Public Health Order allowing libraries to facilitate collections. The click and collect service is expected to commence in early October.  

Membership to Newcastle Libraries and the Library 2U service is free and can be arranged by phoning 4974 5300 or visiting 

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