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Library services if you are working or studying on campus

Library services if you are working or studying on campus

The Library is here to support all students, irrespective of where they may be studying. While we are strengthening our services for anyone studying off campus, we are here to support everyone working and studying on campus too.

Study spaces

For Newcastle University staff and students who don’t have a suitable study or work space available, there is a mix of different study spaces on campus.

Study space in the Library

Bookable individual study space is available at:

Study space elsewhere on campus

To reduce footfall across campus and increase social distancing, study spaces are also being made available in the following locations:

  • Lindisfarne Room in the Hadrian Building show map
  • Student Central in the Hadrian Building
  • Fell Cluster in the Cookson Building show map
  • Pool cluster in the Cookson Building
  • Social Learning spaces in the Dame Margaret Barbour building show map

You will need your University smartcard to access many of these buildings, including the Library. If you don’t have a physical smartcard or experience problems with access, contact us on Library Help.

Borrowing Items

Our Click and Collect service allows you to request books from the shelves from any of our libraries, with designated pick up times at the following locations and times:

Returning items

If you’ve borrowed books and finished with them, and you are travelling onto campus to study or to pick up Click and Collect items, you can return them at the following places:

  • Philip Robinson Library - book drop located beside the front door
  • Medical School - book drop located at building main entrance and outside the Library entrance
  • Marjorie Robinson Library Rooms - return bin located inside the building (only accessible if you have pre-booked a study space)
  • Dame Margaret Barbour Building - return kiosk located on the ground floor

If someone else has requested an item you have on loan and you are unable to return it, please let us know via Library Help.

Please keep checking the Library homepage for updates, as these arrangements may change. We are keeping the situation under constant review, adapting our provision in response to students’ return to campus, staffing availability, and in line with any new guidance from the Government or University. As has been the case from the outset, the safety of staff and users is of paramount concern.

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Last updated on 19th January 2021 at 16:00