Facilities & Resources

Facilities and Resources


Our multi-award-winning Library Service is one of the best in the country.

We have four libraries, with one million print books and six million e-books between them.

We have everything you need for self-study. You can use one of our 500 PCs, borrow a laptop or an e-reader, book study rooms for group work, and more.

We've won multiple awards for our excellent customer service, and have helpful staff on hand to support your needs.

A student using the library facilities

Computers & Wi-Fi

We’ve invested heavily in providing outstanding facilities and IT to support your learning. We're committed to a multi-million pound investment programme over the next few years.

We provide a wide range of IT services to support your learning, including:

  • computer rooms across campus with 3,000 networked computers – many accessible 24/7
  • free Wi-Fi widely available across campus
  • mobile apps to help you find the nearest available PC, view your timetable and access services
  • free installation of Office 365 Professional Plus on your PC, Mac or mobile device
  • mobile laptop clinics for students who need help connecting to WiFi and the University network
  • web hosting service for publishing your own web pages and blogs
  • accessible equipment such as height adjustable desks, large monitors and posture aids
  • laptop loan scheme for use within the Library

When you register at Newcastle you will receive a login, e-mail account and filestore on the University's IT network.

Support and guidance

You will receive plenty of support and guidance on how to make the most of our IT facilities from the IT Service (NUIT).

We provide: 

  • staffed Help Desks in main computer clusters
  • telephone and email helpline for further assistance
  • network connection clinics
Student working on a computer

Online Learning

We embrace new technology that helps you collaborate and work together online.

All students have access to their own Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) Blackboard, which gives:

  • 24/7 access to reading lists and course handouts
  • online discussions with tutors and fellow students
  • access to ReCap, our lecture and event-recording service

ReCap is a system that publishes audio and visual material from lectures online, which:

  • allows you to review material after your lecture
  • gives you a better understanding of complex topics
  • helps with your revision
  • is particularly helpful for people with dyslexia and for non-native English speakers

ReCap is available in all large lecture rooms (70+ seats).

Students using computer facilities

Study Support

All students have access to our Writing Development Centre, Maths-Aid drop-in Centre and Language Resource Centre.

Writing Development Centre

The Writing Development Centre in the Robinson Library provides academic writing tuition and support for students from any discipline. The service includes:

  • lectures and workshops on topics such as writing a dissertation proposal and using sources in your writing without plagiarism
  • one-to-one sessions with a writing tutor
  • online resources on academic writing


The Maths-Aid drop-in Centre, run by the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics, provides free maths and stats help for students from any subject area. The service includes:

  • one-to-one help with a tutor
  • help with statistics problems
  • advice on graduate numerical skills, such as aptitude tests

Language learning

All students have free access to our award-winning Language Resource Centre. It offers free language learning facilities in over 150 languages.

It also runs a tandem learning scheme to partner you with a native speaker in your chosen language for language learning on an exchange basis.

If English is not your first language, you may find that you need some additional support with your English language skills. INTO Newcastle University offers pre-sessional English courses over the summer before starting your degree as well as free in-sessional English classes alongside your academic studies.

Students working on a group project

Subject-specific facilities

We have high-specification specialist facilities for students in specific subject areas, such as laboratories, studios and a sea-going vessel.

Don't forget our proximity to the coast and countryside of Northern England, for unrivalled outdoor learning opportunities.

Check out the 'Facilities and support' section of your chosen degree to find out more about the specialist facilities for your subject area at Newcastle University. There is just a selection of further information below.

You can tour our facilities online and via GoogleMaps.