Answered By: Karina Forrest
Last Updated: Mar 19, 2024     Views: 37

The primary role of Newcastle University Library is to support the teaching and learning of the University. However, there are a number of reciprocal schemes and arrangements meaning Alumni, NHS staff employed within the North East and North Cumbria regions, Staff and Students of other Higher Education Institutions plus members of the public can apply for access or membership.

Newcastle University and King's College Durham Alumni - please refer to "I am a graduate of Newcastle University - can I join the Library?" below.

Students and staff from other HE institutions - please refer to "I study or work at another University, can I use Newcastle University Library?" below.

NHS staff employed within the North East and North Cumbria - please refer to "I am a member of NHS staff - how do I join the Library?" below.

Members of the public - we welcome applications from members of the public to join Newcastle University Library there are two types of membership available, Community Individual and Consultation.  

Please note that in accordance with publishers' licences, access to most electronic resources are restricted to current Newcastle University Staff and Students. Community and Consultation smartcards are for access to the University library during desk services opening hours only, they do not open night doors on campus or give overnight library access.  Community Individual and Consultation membership does not guarantee automatic renewal and a new application must be made every year.

Visitor access: Unless your visit is part of an open day or open event, individual walk-in visitors' to the Philip Robinson or Walton Library must have pre-arranged a visitors pass by contacting us via Library Help or calling the Philip Robinson Library or Walton Library at least two days prior to your planned visit.  If you wish to use the University Library on more than one occasion, membership of the University Library will be required.

Newcastle University Library reserves the right to reject applications or refuse and restrict access to visitors during busy exam periods.  Failure to adhere to the Library rules and regulations could result in the removal of an individual's access.