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.

Our facilities provide us with 29 kilometres of storage space, which we're currently using to house back-runs of low use journals and books.

For more information on visiting the Research Reserve and the facilities and services we offer please visit the Research Reserve contact page

Any items held in the Research Reserve can normally be made available within 24 hours (Monday to Friday) by following the links below.

Readers who use the library for reference only and do not have a Smartcard or an email address can make any of the requests detailed on this page in the Philip Robinson Library at the Service Desk on Level 2 or Walton Library main desk, during staffed hours.

For more information contact the Research Reserve team at lib.store@ncl.ac.uk.

Requesting journal articles

Scanned copies of Research Reserve journal articles are available via the Desktop Delivery Service. Copies will be made available for you to download if you have a Newcastle University campus ID and password. Other library users can request a printed copy and will need to pay for this at 4p per page.

To make a request follow the Request Article Scan links within the journal record in Library Search (within the Locations/Request tab), or go to the Desktop Delivery Service.

More help and frequently asked questions are available at Desktop Delivery Service.

Borrowing books

To borrow Research Reserve books, place a hold using Library Search - you’ll need to log in first. Read our instruction on making hold requests.

Books will usually be available within 24 hours at the location you chose when placing the request, but please note that any requests after 9am on Friday – Sunday will be available by Monday afternoon.

Borrowing journals

To borrow journals complete the request form or follow the Borrow links within the journal record in Library Search (within the Locations/Request tab).

Journals will usually be available within 24 hours at the location you chose when placing the request, but please note that any requests after 9am on Friday – Sunday will be available by Monday afternoon.

Thesis requests

Theses are available for consultation in the Library only.

To request a thesis complete the request form or follow the "Request to consult" link within the thesis record in Library Search (under the Locations/Request tab).

 

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