Opening hours

Opening hours for all Newcastle University Libraries

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Philip Robinson Library


The Philip Robinson Library will be open throughout term time. Access to the Library during Service Desk opening hours is available on production of your valid campus ID card or library card and SCONUL email for students and staff of other universities. Newcastle University staff and students may enter at any time with their Newcastle University smartcard.

Robinson Library

The IT Service clusters are open 9:00am – 8:00pm on weekdays and 11:00am – 4:30pm on weekends.

Counter services (including issues, returns, inter-library loans and smartcard production) are available during the times shown below. Reservations can be collected any time from the Reservation Shelves on Level 2 by the exit gates.

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Marjorie Robinson


Marjorie Robinson Library Rooms

Access to the Marjorie Robinson Library Rooms is by smartcard only. Library staff are available at the ground floor Reception Desk and at the Help Point on the first floor. IT staff are also available at the Help Point between 9am and 5pm.

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Walton Library


Walton Library

During Termtime and Summer Vacation when we are open 8.30am - 9am Self Service only, access is by Smartcard ONLY. Outside these times access for registered Library members is by Smartcard only OR pay a non-refundable £3 fee for a one day pass. Visitors should report to the desk.

Main Counter services (e.g. issues, returns, inter-library loans, collection of reservations) are available during the times shown below.

Clusters, NHS and External PCs will close 15 minutes before closing time to allow library staff to clear and lock the Library before the Medical School entrance is locked.

During the summer vacation there will be limited desk services Monday – Thursday until 8pm, the Library will close at 10pm

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Law Library



Law Library

The Law Library is Smartcard entry only:

Monday-Friday: 8.30-9am and 5pm until closing
Saturday and Sunday: all day

If you wish to visit the Law Library and do not hold a Newcastle University smartcard then please contact or visit for assistance.

Issue Desk services (e.g. issues, returns, collection of reservations) are available during the times shown below. Self Service is available throughout opening hours.

When the Library is closed, books may be returned to the bookbin located in the Law School’s lower ground floor foyer.

When the Law School is closed, Law Library books may be returned to the Philip Robinson Library's external bookbin. Books returned to this bookbin will be returned to the Law Library on the following weekday.

The photocopiers and Eldon & Grey clusters close 15 minutes before the Library closes. Please remember to switch off the monitor of your PC once you have completed your work.

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