Services for Academic Staff

Learning and Research Support Services provide help for staff involved in teaching, learning and research across the University.

Using the Library

How do I join the library?

Members of staff must appear on the Human Resources database (SAP), in order to be issued with a smartcard. We can take your picture, issue your smartcard and add you to the system within the Library. Your smartcard has your library borrowing number on the front.

Who is my Liaison Librarian?

Each Faculty has its own Liaison Librarian and support team who can:

  • provide advice on subject related information and information skills training
  • attend meetings in your School to discuss any library related issues
  • meet with external examiners, attend subject reviews and accreditations and address any questions about provision of services and resources.

Find your Liaison Librarian.

Who is my library representative?

Please contact your Liaison Librarian to find out who is the library representative for your school.

Ordering books & other resources

You can suggest print or electronic books via the Staff Recommendation form.

To suggest a journal or database subscription, please complete our Suggest a resource online form.

Research Reserve

Our off campus storage facility is called the 'Research Reserve'. This houses older monographs and print runs of journals. We provide a Document Delivery Service so journal articles can be delivered to you via email.  You can also request to visit the Research Reserve or ask for books to be delivered to your preferred library.


We may be interested in taking donations which directly support teaching and research at the University. Find out more about how to donate to the library.

Membership queries on behalf of students or visitors

If you have any queries regarding access to the library for your students and visiting staff please contact

Teaching Support

We have a variety of resources and services to support teaching within the University.

Information Literacy Teaching

The Library provides information literacy skills support for your students. We collaborate with academic staff on the most appropriate ways to integrate information literacy skills in the curriculum. We can provide advice and resources on library inductions, guidance on online resources or subject specific assignments/dissertations. Please contact your Liaison Librarian to discuss how we can best help you.

Reading Lists

This information has moved to the reading lists section.

Research Support

Informed Researcher Toolkit

The Informed Researcher Toolkit provides a range of advice and information covering the whole research process.

Open Access

The library is also involved in Open Access support.

New staff - please tell us your research area

We try to ensure relevant materials are available within our collections and we can also provide advice on new print and electronic resources in your subject areas. Please contact your Liaison Librarian.

Inter-Library Loans

If you need an item which we don't have in stock, we can usually get it for you from another library via our Inter Library Loans service


We provide information on copyright and intellectual property rights.

Request an ISBN

For information on obtaining an ISBN for Newcastle University publications, contact

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