Library opening hours

Opening hours are available below for all Newcastle University Libraries.

Philip Robinson Library

Robinson Library Open until 10:00pm today

Robinson LibraryThe IT Service clusters close 15 minutes before the Library closes.

Please note that the Philip Robinson Library will be closed on Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st July due to essential upgrades to the air conditioning system.

Counter services (eg issues, returns, inter-library loans)are available during the times shown below. Holds can be collected any time from the Student Text area on Level 2.

When the library is closed Philip Robinson Library books may be returned to the bookbin at the Library entrance. They will be checked in on the next working day.

More information on the Philip Robinson Library

Summer Term - Mon 11 April - Fri 17 June 2016

The Philip Robinson Library is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from 8.30am on Monday 11 April until 10.00pm on Friday 17th June.

Counter services available Monday to Friday 8.30am - 8.00pm and Saturday to Sunday 10.00am - 5.15pm.

Bank Holiday exceptions to counter services (desk will be open between 10.00am - 5.15pm):

  • Monday 2 May
  • Monday 30 May

Summer Vacation - Sat 18 June - Sun 25 September 2016

From Saturday 18 June to Sunday 3 July the opening hours are as follows:

    Library opens at:   Counter services
available between:
  Library closes at:
Monday - Thursday   8.30am   9.00 am - 6.45 pm   10.00pm
Friday   8.30am   9.00 am - 4.45 pm   5.00pm
Saturday   10.00am   10.00am - 5.00pm   5.00pm
Sunday   10.00am   10.00am - 5.00pm   5.00pm

From Monday 4 July to Sunday 14 August the opening hours are as follows:

    Library opens at:   Counter services
available between:
  Library closes at:
Monday - Thursday   8.30am   9.00 am - 4.45 pm   10.00pm
Friday   8.30am   9.00 am - 4.45 pm   5.00pm
Saturday   10.00am   10.00am - 5.00pm   5.00pm
Sunday   10.00am   10.00am - 5.00pm   5.00pm

From Monday 15 August to Friday 2 September the opening hours are as follows (with the exception of the August Bank Holiday weekend, see below*):

    Library opens at:   Counter services
available between:
  Library closes at:
Monday - Friday   8.30am   9.00 am - 4.45 pm   10.00pm
Saturday   10.00am   10.00am - 5.00pm   10.00pm
Sunday   10.00am   10.00am - 5.00pm   10.00pm

* August Bank Holiday Weekend exceptions below:

    Library opens at:   Counter services
available between:
  Library closes at:
Saturday 27 August   10.00am   Self service   10.00pm
Sunday 28 August   10.00am   Self service   10.00pm
Monday 29 August   10.00am   Self service   10.00pm

From Saturday 3 September to Sunday 11 September the opening hours are as follows (with the exception of the August Bank Holiday weekend, see below*):

    Library opens at:   Counter services
available between:
  Library closes at:
Monday - Thursday   8.30am   9.00 am - 4.45 pm   10.00pm
Friday   8.30am   9.00 am - 4.45 pm   5.00pm
Saturday   10.00am   10.00am - 5.00pm   5.00pm
Sunday   10.00am   10.00am - 5.00pm   5.00pm

From Monday 12 September to Sunday 25 September the opening hours are as follows (with the exception of the August Bank Holiday weekend, see below*):

    Library opens at:   Counter services
available between:
  Library closes at:
Monday - Friday   8.30am   9.00 am - 6.45 pm   10.00pm
Saturday   10.00am   10.00am - 5.00pm   5.00pm
Sunday   10.00am   10.00am - 5.00pm   5.00pm

Walton Library

Walton Library Open until 10:00pm today

Walton Library

During Termtime and Easter Vacation when we are open 8.30am - 9am Self Service only, access is by Smartcard ONLY. Outside these times access for registered Library members is by Smartcard only OR pay a non-refundable £3 fee for a one day pass. Visitors should report to the desk.

Main Counter services (e.g. issues, returns, inter-library loans, collection of holds) are available during the times shown above.

Clusters, NHS and External PCs will close 15 minutes before closing time to allow library staff to clear and lock the Library before the Medical School entrance is locked.

More information on the Walton Library

Summer Term - Mon 11 April - Fri 17 June 2016

From Monday 11 April to Monday 2 May the opening hours are as follows:

    Library opens at:   Counter services
available between:
  Library closes at:
Monday - Friday   8.30am   9.00 am - 8.00 pm   10.00pm
Saturday - Sunday   10.00 am   10.00 am - 5.00 pm   10.00pm
Bank Holiday Monday 2 May   10.00 am   10.00 am - 5.00 pm   10.00pm

From Tuesday 3 May to Friday 17 June the opening hours are as follows:

    Library opens at:   Counter services
available between:
  Library closes at:
Monday - Friday   8.30am   9.00 am - 8.00 pm   midnight
Saturday - Sunday   10.00 am   10.00 am - 5.00 pm   midnight
Bank Holiday Monday 30 May   10.00 am   10.00 am - 5.00 pm   midnight

Summer Vacation - Sat 18 June - Sun 25 September 2016

From Saturday 18 June to Friday 8 July the opening hours are as follows:

    Library opens at:   Counter services
available between:
  Library closes at:
Monday - Friday   8.30am   9.00 am - 5.00 pm   10.00pm
Saturday - Sunday   10.00 am   10.00 am - 5.00 pm   10.00pm

From Saturday 9 July to Sunday 14 August the opening hours are as follows:

    Library opens at:   Counter services
available between:
  Library closes at:
Monday - Thursday   8.30am   9.00 am - 5.00 pm   10.00pm
Friday   8.30am   10.00 am - 5.00 pm   5.00pm
Saturday - Sunday   10.00 am   10.00 am - 5.00 pm   5.00pm

From Monday 15 August to Friday 2 September (with the exception of the Bank Holiday weekend dates below) the opening hours are as follows:

    Library opens at:   Counter services
available between:
  Library closes at:
Monday - Friday   8.30am   9.00 am - 5.00 pm   10.00pm
Saturday - Sunday   10.00 am   10.00 am - 5.00 pm   10.00pm

Bank Holiday Weekend - Saturday 27 August - Monday 29 August:

    Library opens at:   Counter services
available between:
  Library closes at:
Saturday 27 August   10.00am   10.00am - 5.00pm   10.00pm
Sunday 28 August   10.00am   10.00am - 5.00pm   10.00pm
Monday 29 August   10.00am   10.00am - 5.00pm   10.00pm

From Saturday 3 September to Sunday 25 September the opening hours are as follows:

    Library opens at:   Counter services
available between:
  Library closes at:
Monday - Thursday   8.30am   9.00 am - 5.00 pm   10.00pm
Friday   8.30am   10.00 am - 5.00 pm   5.00pm
Saturday - Sunday   10.00 am   10.00 am - 5.00 pm   5.00pm

Law Library

Law Library Closed today

Law Library

The Law Library is Smartcard entry only:

Monday-Friday: 8.30-9am and 6pm until closing
Saturday and Sunday: all day

If you wish to visit the Law Library and do not hold a Newcastle University smartcard then please contact libraryhelp@ncl.ac.uk or visit for assistance.

Issue Desk services (e.g. issues, returns, collection of holds) are available during the times shown below. Self Service is available throughout opening hours.

When the Library is closed, books may be returned to the bookbin located in the Law School’s lower ground floor foyer.

When the Law School is closed, Law Library books may be returned to the Philip Robinson Library's external bookbin. Books returned to this bookbin will be returned to the Law Library on the following weekday.

The photocopiers and Eldon & Grey clusters close 15 minutes before the Library closes. Please remember to switch off the monitor of your PC once you have completed your work.

More information on the Law Library

Summer Term - Mon 11 April - Fri 17 June 2016

From Monday 11 April to Friday 10 June the opening hours are as follows:

    Library opens at:   Counter services
available between:
  Library closes at:
Monday - Friday   8.30am   9.00 am - 9.45pm   10.00pm
Saturday - Sunday   10.00 am   10.00 am - 4.45pm   5.00pm
Bank Holiday Monday 2 May   10.00 am   10.00 am - 4.45pm   5.00pm
Bank Holiday Monday 30 May   10.00 am   10.00 am - 4.45pm   5.00pm

From Saturday 11 June to Friday 17 June the opening hours are as follows:

    Library opens at:   Counter services
available between:
  Library closes at:
Monday - Friday   8.30am   9.00 am - 4.45pm   5.00pm
Saturday - Sunday   10.00 am   10.00 am - 4.45pm   5.00pm

Summer Vacation - Sat 18 June - Sun 25 September 2016

From Saturday 18 June to Sunday 25 September the opening hours are as follows:

    Library opens at:   Counter services
available between:
  Library closes at:
Monday - Friday   8.30am   9.00am - 4.45pm   5.00pm
Saturday - Sunday   Closed        

Please note the Law Library is closed over the August Bank Holiday weekend from Saturday 27 August to Monday 29 August.

Marjorie Robinson

Marjorie Robinson Library Rooms Closed today

Marjorie Robinson Library Rooms

Access to the Marjorie Robinson Library Rooms is by smartcard only. Library staff are available at the ground floor Reception Desk and at the Help Point on the first floor. IT staff are also available at the Help Point between 9am and 5pm. Books can be returned using the external book bin to the left of the entrance.

More information on the Marjorie Robinson Library Rooms

Easter Vacation - Sat 12 March - Sun 10 April 2016

From Saturday 12 March to Friday 10 April (with the exception of the Easter weekend dates below) the opening hours are as follows:

    Library opens at:   Library closes at:
Monday - Friday   8.30am   10.00pm
Saturday and Sunday   10.00 am   10.00pm

Easter Weekend - Fri 25 March - Monday 28 March

    Library opens at:   Library closes at:
Friday 25 March   10.00am   10.00pm
Saturday 26 March   10.00am   10.00pm
Sunday 27 March   Closed    
Monday 28 March   10.00am   10.00pm

Summer Term - Mon 11 April - Fri 17 June 2016

The Marjorie Robinson Library Rooms is open from 8.30am until midnight, 7 days a week, throughout the summer term.

Summer Vacation - Sat 18 June - Sun 25 September 2016

    Library opens at:   Library closes at:
Monday - Thursday   8.30am   10.00pm
Friday   8.30am   5.00pm
Saturday - Sunday   10.00am   5.00pm