Libraries and locations

Robinson Library

Robinson Library Open until 9:00pm today

The Robinson Library is the main campus library and has resources for all subjects except medicine and law.

It was named after Philip Robinson, a bookseller in the city and benefactor to the library, in 1989. £1.6M has been invested in the Robinson Library over the last 2 years including a big refurbishment over the 2012 summer vacation.

Contact details
  • Email: libraryhelp@ncl.ac.uk
  • Telephone: 0191 208 7662 from outside the UK dial +44 191 208 7662
  • Fax: 0191 208 6235 from outside the UK dial +44 191 208 6235
Postal address

Robinson Library
Jesmond Road West
Newcastle University
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE2 4HQ

Location map
Google Street View inside the Robinson Library

Walton Library

Walton Library Open until 9:00pm today

The Walton Library is the faculty library for Medical Sciences. It serves the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Psychology and Biomedical Sciences as well as the Graduate School and Research Institutes of the Faculty.

It is named after Lord John Walton, former Dean of Medicine at the University and renowned neurologist.

Contact details
Postal address

Walton Library
Medical School
Framlington Place
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE2 4HH

Location map

Law Library

Law Library Open until 9:00pm today

The Law Library is located in Newcastle Law School and provides extensive resources for all those engaged in learning and researching law.

Contact details
Postal address

Law Library
Newcastle Law School
Newcastle University
21-24 Windsor Terrace
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 7RU

Location map

Pop-up

Pop-up Library Coming soon!

You've told us you want more Library study space, particularly at exam study time. So we're delighted to announce the launch of a Pop-Up Library at the King's Road Centre to give you more, more, more.

  • More SPACE – over 250 high quality study spaces
  • More TECHNOLOGY – 100 new desktop computers plus printing
  • More HELP – friendly IT and Library staff will be available
  • More POWER – plenty of power sockets for your own devices
  • More SCRAN - the EAT@BISTRO will be open throughout for refreshments

Open everyday from 8:00am to 9:00pm
from Monday 28th April to Friday 6th June
including bank holidays.

Watch out for more publicity coming soon... #nclpopuplib

Pop-up Library

Location map of the King's Road Centre

The Pop-up Library is located within the King's Road Centre (the same building as EAT@BISTRO, behind the Students' Union). See location number 4 on the campus map.

Research Reserve

Unlike many academic libraries, Newcastle University Library has access to state-of-the-art off-campus storage facilities, meaning we can keep less-used material for much longer than some other academic libraries.

The facilities have just been refurbished and in total provide us with an additional 29 kilometres of storage space, which are currently housing back-runs of journals and books which haven't been consulted for over 5 years (longer in some subject areas).

Members of the library can visit the Research Reserve to consult items by appointment only between the hours of 10am – 1pm (see contact details below). Items can also be requested for collection at a library or delivered electronically.

Contact details
  • Email: lib.store@ncl.ac.uk
  • Telephone: 0191 208 6986 (Robinson Library based)
  • Telephone: 0191 440 3606 (Research Reserve based)

Research Reserve

Postal address

Unit 1
Dukesway Court
Dukesway
Team Valley
NE11 0QX

Location map

Use of Research Reserve study facility

The study room is furnished to provide access to the collections housed at the Team valley Research Reserve. As well as study desks for library use, with space for researchers to use laptops.

There is now full wireless access in this area and there are 2 cluster pcs which can be used by anyone with a Campus ID and password.

In addition there is a larger table for map, picture, university archive, current records or archaeological collections study. Please note that archaeological collections may only be accessed by prior arrangement with the curator, Andrew Parkin.

Trolleys of books or journals, or archive boxes, can be brought directly to the desk. For browsing long journal runs, access to the compact shelving can be organised by special arrangement.

Normal daily access is available by appointment only with the Research Reserve Team, Monday – Friday between the hours of 10.00 a.m. and 1.00 p.m. Access outside of these hours can organised given sufficient notice. The team can be contacted by email either to christine.stevens@ncl.ac.uk or lib.store@ncl.ac.uk or by telephone on 0191 208 6986 (at Robinson Library) 0191 4403606 (at Team valley) or Christine Stevens, team manager, can be contacted on 07816146530.

On-site facilities

  • Large car park (free of charge)
  • Study room with study desks for library use and for laptops
  • WiFi connectivity to the university network
  • 2 cluster PCs which can be logged on using your campus ID and password

Directions and public transport

Dukesway may be accessed via the A1 from either Lobley Hill roundabout, via Kingsway, or Low Fell roundabout, via Retail World. The Research Reserve building is directly opposite Valley Electrical Supplies and Northumbria Fine Foods and lies between Foster Court.

A regular bus service runs from Newcastle, the Team Valley Express no. 91, with a stop directly outside.