Answered By: Karina Forrest
Last Updated: Jun 20, 2024     Views: 16

Undergraduate smartcards have a smartcard expiry date of 30th September of their final year, meaning access to library e-resources and study spaces is available until that date. Borrowing rights, however, end in mid June (at the end of the regular assessment period).

If you are already admitted as an applicant on your new course on the Student Portal or SAP, and you would like to continue to borrow books throughout the Summer Vacation, please contact Library Help or attend the Philip Robinson Library or Walton Library in person during desk services opening hours.

If you are not yet on the Student Portal or SAP, please ask your tutor or school administrators to contact LibraryHelp@ncl.ac.uk with the following email: 

  • Email Title:  Student Extension Confirmation for Academic year 2023/24
  • Email text to include the following: 
    • Your name
    • student number
    • confirmation of your return for a PG course

Your library borrowing can be manually extended until the Sunday before the start of term.  You will be able to register for your course and collect your new smartcard in September 2024.