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Law Library resources
Whilst Newcastle University's Library service should be
able to meet most of your bibliographic and information
needs, there will inevitably be occasions when you will
need to consult resources elsewhere. Within the Newcastle
area, there are several significant Library and Archive
collections which you may find useful:
Durham University LibraryDurham University Library
Durham University Library catalogue
Library opening hours
Durham University's history and the emphasis of the subjects studied there are different from Newcastles, and its libraries collections reflect this.
Particular strengths within the Library's collections include the Area Studies Collections relating to East Asia and the Middle East, the Middle East Documentation Unit, the European Documentation Centre, and the extensive Archives and Special Collections. Amongst the latter, the medieval manuscripts, the archives of Durham Cathedral (monastic to 1539) and Diocese, the Durham Bishopric Estate papers, the Sudan Archive and Abbas Hilmi II Papers, the Early Grey Papers, the Malcolm MacDonald Papers, the Basil Bunting Poetry Archive, and exceptionally rich holdings of 17th-century English printing are of particular note, as well as a large Local Collection on the history of the north east of England, and antiquarians' collections and family papers also of local importance.
A complementary collection is the Dean and Chapter (Cathedral) Library, which is housed in the old monastic refectory and dormitory buildings. This inherited much of the mediaeval monastic cathedrals Library, and has extensive collections of manuscripts and early printed books. It is one of the most important
Durham University's Library Service is split between the main Library and 3 branches.
Academic Staff and Research Postgraduates may join Durham University Library through the Sconul Access scheme.
The main Library is on the science site, at the corner of South Road and Stockton Road.
Enquiry Desk (0191) 374 3042.
The site libraries have more restricted hours and it thembefore you visit.
This houses some arts subjects, some Special Collections, and some archive material, including the Sudan Archive.
Enquiry Desk (0191) 374 3032.
This is in the School of Education, Leazes Road.
Enquiry Desk (0191) 374 7867
Queen's Campus Stockton
Enquiries (01642) 335 340
Stockton Campus is situated in Thornaby, Stockton-on-Tees. The Library contains mainly course material relating to subjects taught on Campus.
Northumbria University LibraryCity Campus
Northumbria University Library
Northumbria University Library catalogue
Enquiries: Tel. (0191) 227 4125
This is a tall building across the road from the back of the Civic Centre.
As the Northumbria University has interests similar to ours, its Library has similar collections. However, some of its emphases are different; for example, building technology, engineering and management, marketing, film studies and fine art. Northumbria's collections of journals are a useful complement to ours.
Northumbria University houses the European Documentation Centre, in Newcastle. It is located on floor 2 of the City Campus Library and is available to visitors during staffed opening hours.
Undergraduate students from this University may consult Northumbria's Library, but they are not allowed to borrow. Members of our academic staff and postgraduates, however, are allowed to borrow through the Sconul Access scheme.
Literary and Philosophical Society's Library, Newcastle upon TyneLiterary and Philosophical Society
Library Opening hours
The Literary and Philosophical Society was founded in 1793, to provide a focus for intellectual activity in Newcastle. Most of its work has long been taken over by institutions founded later, for example, the Natural History Society, and Newcastle University itself. However, it retains a useful Library collection, which is strong in 19th century erudition, and local interest books from a variety of periods, and printed and recorded music. There is also a programme of public lectures.
It is to be found on the south side of Westgate Road, just along from the Central Station. To access the Library, you need a letter of recommendation from someone of professional status. Borrowing facilities are available upon payment of a basic annual membership fee.
Postgraduate students may have reference access to the collections without charge, but are advised to bring a letter of introduction from their supervisor.
Enquiries: Tel. (0191) 232 0192, email email@example.com
Newcastle City LibraryNewcastle City Library
Charles Avison Building, 33 New Bridge Street West, Newcastle upon Tyne. NE1 8AX
The new City Library Building opened in the summer of 2009, and offers a range of library and information services to the people of Newcastle.
Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne LibraryLibrary Home Page
The Society is the main antiquarian/ archaeological/ historical association in the North East of England. It was founded in 1813, and has been collecting books ever since. The Society's Library is housed in the Great North Museum at the Hancock, jointly with the Natural History Society of Northumbria and the Cowen Archaeology Library. It was formerly in Black Gate.
The Library's collections are concentrated in three areas: local material (though the City Library's local collection is far more extensive), journals/transactions of similar bodies elsewhere in the UK (including some not available in the Robinson Library), and general books on archaeological theory and method.
The Library is only open, in the first instance, to members of the Society. Non-members with a bona fide interest should contact the Society.