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Plan Your Visit

Plan Your Visit

How to find and contact us, reading room opening times and what to do before you arrive.

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COVID-19 notice

As part of the University’s response to coronavirus, the Special Collections Reading Room will be closed to all researchers from Tuesday 17th March until further notice. Customers will be unable to request material during this period. The Special Collections team will still be responding to all enquiries via email and you can contact us at

Before you visit

Our collections are open to everyone to consult in our reading room (currently closed due to the current COVID-19 situation).

Please see our Library Help topics below for information about what you need to do before visiting, what you will need to bring with you and our document and book handling guidelines.

Please note that all items must be ordered in advance. See our step-by-step guide below to requesting an item before planning your visit.

Find out more

A visitor consulting material in the reading room

Opening times

The Special Collections reading room is open from 9.30 - 16.30, Monday to Friday, excluding Bank Holidays (currently closed due to the current COVID-19 situation).

How to find and contact us

The Special Collections reading room is on Level 1 of the , Jesmond Road West, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 4HQ


Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7712

When you arrive

You will need to sign in and show either your University ID card or, if you are not a member of the library, another form of photo ID.

There will always be a member of staff on duty to retrieve your item(s) and to help you with any queries you may have.

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