The Law Library

The Law Library

Our 185-seat Law Library is situated within the Law School building. It contains over 35,000 volumes of material, including 400 different law report and journal series. 1,640 titles are available online under special licensing arrangements. Whether you're looking for law reports, statutes, texts, reference works or journals it can all be found either in the Library or from a computer.

In addition, Newcastle University can boast one of the largest and well-run libraries in the UK. The Robinson Library, Walton Library, and Law Library, comprising the University Library, has received the Customer Service Excellence Award for the quality of its services. After winning five Charter Mark awards, the Library has now achieved the government’s new service standard to confirm its reputation as one of the best in the country.

Other Facilities

In addition to the ample seating space there are two discussion rooms if you want to work as a group. There is also an IT cluster and WiFi is available throughout the Law Library for use with laptops. The Law Library has 15 laptops for loan to Newcastle University staff and students.

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday: 8.30am - 9.00pm (10.00pm during most of Summer Term)
Saturday: 10.00am - 5.30pm
Sunday: 10.00 am - 5.30pm

Christmas, spring and summer vacations: Monday to Friday: 9.00am - 5.00pm. Full details are available here.

The Law Library staff are available to provide help and answer any queries from 9.00am - 5.00pm weekdays. On weekday evenings and weekends, the library is staffed by Student Assistants.

Student Assistants

Each year, up to 12 Senior Student Assistants are recruited to undertake library duties in the evenings and on weekends. The jobs are advertised in the Law School during the Easter term, and are normally paid on an hourly basis.