Which resources and services can I use?
- Books on Time
- Desktop Delivery Service
- E-Print Repository
- Friends of the Library
- Inter-Library Loans
- Law Library
- Library Guides
- Library Help
- Library Search (catalogue)
- Opening hours
- Print Services
- Reading Lists
- Research information
- Special Collections
- Walton Library
If you join as a part-time postgraduate student you may
have out on loan at any one time 35 long loan items, 3
next day loan journals. and 6 Student Texts (3 x 4
hour/overnight loan, 3 x next day loan).
If you join as a fee-paying External borrower (i.e. members of the Library who are not registered Newcastle University students or staff) you may have out on loan at any one time, 15 long loan items, 3 next day loan journals and 6 Student Texts (3 x 4 hour/overnight loan, 3 x next day loan)
If you are a teacher from a Partners School you may have out on loan at any time 8 long loan items, 3 next day loan journals and 6 Student Texts (3 x 4 hour/overnight loan, 3 x next day loan)
There are photocopiers on all floors of the Robinson Library and in the Walton and Law Libraries. Colour photocopying is also available, as well as photocopying onto transparencies. Payment is made by smartcard. If you are not eligible to have a university smartcard you can obtain a card for use in this equipment from the desk on Level 2 in the Robinson Library and at the desk in the Walton Library, on payment of a £2 deposit which is redeemable on the return of the card when Library access/membership expires.
A range of printing, scanning, reprographic and binding services is available from our Print Services Section which also undertakes private binding work. Information is available on the Library bindery web page, or contact Moira Stephenson (Tel 0191 222-5367, e-mail Moira.Stephenson@ncl.ac.uk)
Web Information Points are available in the Library, providing a connection for quick searches on the Internet. Please note, however, it is not currently possible to print/download from these points. Our comprehensive Library Home Page, provides access to up to date information on library services. You are also able to gain access to the Library Catalogue from here.
The main range of shelfmarks for books on education is 370 to 379 on Level 4. However, the subject is extremely wide ranging and you will find books and journals in the Robinson Library and some in the Walton Library. In the Robinson Library you will find materials on Level 3 in the social sciences section (300-369) and language and linguistics section (400-499) and on Level 4 in the psychology section (150-159), management section (650-659) as well as the education section (370-379). You will find many books on the teaching of a particular subject with other books on the subject e.g. books on mathematics teaching may be at 510.7 with mathematics books or at 375.51.
Unless you are a registered Newcastle University student you will not be eligible to access certain library services, such as our Inter Library Loans service and some electronic resources. These electronic resources are not available to external users because of licence restrictions. Ask at the Level 3 or 4 Information Desks in the Library for details of databases available to external users, or contact Lucy Keating, the Education Liaison Librarian (tel. 0191 222 7656, email Lucy.Keating@ncl.ac.uk).
In addition several free bibliographic databases are available on the web such as the following:-
An Electronic Libraries project based at Leeds University, Education-line is developing a live collection of documents on the Internet for researchers and practitioners in education and training. Some full text conference papers, working papers and electronic literature supporting educational research, policy and practice are available.
The ERIC database is the world's largest source of education information. The database contains more than one million abstracts of education-related documents and journal articles
Findarticles is an archive of published articles freely available on the web. Findarticles is updated daily and contains the full text of articles from over 300 magazines and journals. Dating from 1998, topics covered by Findarticles include business, health, society, entertainment, news, technology, automotive engineering, sport, reference and education.