Answered By: Percy Lion
Last Updated: Jun 29, 2023     Views: 2646

The Research Reserve consists of several stores, including a state-of-the-art off-campus storage facility. It allows us to keep our less-used material for much longer than some other academic libraries do.

The facilities provide us with over 29 kilometres of storage space, which we use to house back-runs of journals and books which haven't been consulted in the past 5 years (or longer for some subject areas).

Books, journals and journal articles can all be requested from the Research Reserve via Library Search. A courier service runs between the Research Reserve and the various libraries (Mondays to Fridays only) and requests are usually fulfilled within 24 hours. Items requested on Friday or at the weekend will be delivered on the following Monday afternoon. Scanned journal articles can be downloaded at your desktop.

The Team Valley Research Reserve can be visited. Normal daily access is available by appointment only with the Research Reserve Team, Monday to Friday between the hours of 10am and 1pm. Access outside of these hours can be organised given sufficient notice. There is a large car park available at the facility. The full postal address is Unit 1, Dukesway Court, Dukesway, Team Valley NE11 0QX.

For a map and directions visit the Research Reserve pages on the Library website.

Email the Research Reserve team at or telephone on 0191 208 6986 (at Philip Robinson Library) 0191 440 3606 (at Team Valley).

Comments (2)

  1. Is it possible to go the Research Reserve to do research?
    by Katie on Jan 20, 2013
  2. You can visit the Research Reserve to do research. Full details on what facilities are available and how to arrange a visit can be seen here:
    by Susan Willcox on Nov 22, 2013