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University Library

 Library for Learning

The University Library supports your academic success by providing learning spaces, scholarly resources, online services, and opportunities to develop your learning skills. The Library achieves some of the highest levels of student satisfaction in the UK and has held the Cabinet Office accreditation for Customer Service Excellence since 2010.

City Campus Library and the University Library Digital Commons are open 24/7 during term-time, and the other libraries also operate generous opening hours, which can vary throughout the year to meet demand for space and support. The Libraries are accessed by smartcard and staffed by Ask4Help, providing a safe and secure learning environment for you.

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The Libraries offer learning spaces to meet a variety of needs, from silent or quiet study through to social and collaborative learning. You'll be able to find the right learning space for you, whether you want to focus, free from distraction or work as part of a group. Around half of the learning spaces are equipped with Macs, standard PCs and some PCs with dual screen monitors, to give you a choice in how you want to work.

The Library provides an extensive collection of scholarly resources including books, ebooks, print and ejournals, as well as  databases, collections of early historical books and primary digital archives.

The Library’s Northumbria Skills Programme helps you make the most of your time at university,  enabling you to acquire the skills you need to become an independent and effective scholar, from skills sessions delivered in the classroom through to one-to-one appointments. Skills Plus, the Library’s collection of online learning materials,  allows you to develop your skills through a range of interactive presentations, quizzes, video demonstrations and printable help guides.

Library Search

Library Search provides a single point of discovery for exploring the Library collection


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Northumbria Open Days

Open Days are a great way for you to get a feel of the University, the city of Newcastle upon Tyne and the course(s) you are interested in.

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Virtual Tour

Get an insight into life at Northumbria at the click of a button! Come and explore our videos and 360 panoramas to immerse yourself in our campuses and get a feel for what it is like studying here using our interactive virtual tour.

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