Research Reserve requests

How to request journals, books and theses

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Newcastle University Library has access to state-of-the-art off-campus storage facilities, meaning we can hold less-used material for much longer than some other academic libraries. The Research Reserve currently housing back-runs of journals and books which haven't been consulted for over 5 years (longer in some subject areas).

Requesting journal articles

Scanned copies of journal articles are available via the Desktop Delivery Service. To make a request follow the Request Article Scan links within the journal record in Library Search or follow the Desktop Delivery Service link.

Copies will be made available for you to download if you have a Newcastle University campus ID and password. Other library users can request a printed copy and will need to pay for this at 4p per page.

Borrowing books

To borrow Research Reserve books, place a hold using Library Search - you'll need to log in first. Visit the reservations and requests page for further information.

Borrowing journals

To borrow a journal complete the request form or follow the Borrow links within the journal record in Library Search.

Thesis requests

Theses are available for consultation in the Library only.

To request a thesis complete the request form or follow the "Request to consult" link within the thesis record in Library Search.

Service standards

Books and Journals will usually be available within 24 hours at the location you chose when placing the request, but please note that any requests after 9am on Friday – Sunday will be available by Monday afternoon.

Reference only

Readers who use the library for reference only can make any of the requests detailed on this page in the Philip Robinson Library at the Service Desk on Level 2 or Walton Library main desk, during staffed hours.

For more information visit the Research Reserve contact page or contact the Research Reserve team via email

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