Joining the library - teachers and sixth formers

The library welcomes visits from sixth formers and teachers.

We offer 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 (reference only)
  • membership of the library for teachers (including borrowing of up to 8 long loan items)
  • 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 above to find out more or contact our education officers for more information:

Email: lib-outreach@ncl.ac.uk
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 7th January - 25th January 2019, and 6th May - 7th June 2019.

How to apply

Print out and complete the application form, printed application forms must be verified and signed by a teacher or school librarian. Please bring the completed form to the Philip Robinson Library along with one of the following forms of ID:

  • school badge & lanyard
  • school journal/homework planner

We must see this ID in order to process your application.

Sixth form access application form (PDF)

Other details

Membership of the scheme expires at the end of August on the year you leave school.

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

Admittance is only permitted 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 education outreach webpages.

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