Joining the library - teachers and sixth formers

The library welcomes visits from sixth formers and teachers.

Our education programme offers the following services to teachers and students:

  • sixth form access scheme to enable sixth form students to use our resources in their own time to further their studies
  • membership of the library for teachers (including borrowing)
  • school visits to the library for tours, taught sessions and much more
  • access and use of Special Collections for visits, e-learning and use of resources

Follow the links to find out more or contact our education officers for more information:


Telephone: 0191 208 2929

Sixth form access scheme

The University library offers reference facilities to sixth form schools and sixth form colleges in the North East of England.

Students can access the library's wide range of information resources as well as use the library's study spaces.

Access is available during Service Desk opening hours except for University exam and revision periods, which includes 8th January - 26th January 2018, and 7th May - 8th June 2018.

How to apply

The application form is currently unavailable for download. It is being re-developed to comply with the new GDPR legislation and will be available shortly.

Printed application forms must be signed and stamped by your school. Please bring the completed form to the Philip Robinson Library.

Other details

Membership of the scheme expires at the end of the academic year (end of August).

Membership of the University library is conditional upon observance of its rules and regulations.

Admittance is only on production of a valid library reference card. This card is not transferable.

The Inter Library Loans service and some electronic services are not available with this membership scheme

Education outreach

For information about our education outreach programme see our free online education resource, Archives Alive.


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