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Illustration work, Tom Smith, 2016


Welcome to the library website – this page is designed to help you find out the basics about the library, such as where we are, when we are open, how to borrow and how to contact us.


We are based on the first floor of the Duke Street building, immediately next to the new Duke Street Riverside Building, and directly opposite the Premier Inn. Our postcode is NR3 3AJ.

Click to view the Campus Map (opens in a new window)

Opening Hours

Full details on our opening hours throughout the year are available here: Opening hours

Term-time hours
Monday to Thursday – 9am to 9pm
Fridays – 9am to 5pm
Saturdays – 10am to 4pm

Vacation opening hours
Monday to Friday – 9am – 5pm


To borrow, you can either go to the library helpdesk on the first floor, or use self-service on the first floor. Your student ID card doubles up as your library card, there’s no need to activate it. Undergraduates can borrow up to 15 items, postgraduates can borrow up to 20 items. Access your library account to renew or check your items by clicking the person icon on the top right of this page.

If you haven’t been in the Library before, here is a library layout and how to find a book (opens in a new window).


Library help:

Study skills:

Student support:

Check out the FAQ’s at the bottom of this page too.

Frequently asked questions

How do I request books that you haven’t got?

We love receiving your requests and recommendations. Please use this form to suggest a new book, ebook, film or game: using this form.

Where are the printers?

You can print A3 and A4 in the library and the printer/photocopier for Duke Street is in the far corner of the library area. To pay for printing we use a system called Papercut, for more information on this go here. You can also scan to email from the printer free of charge if you just need a digital image.

I do most of my searching for articles via Google. Do you have anything that can help me find library resources?

You will probably notice that many websites will ask for money per article. The library subscribes to a wide range of academic sources and everything is listed via our Discovery search. If you find you are still hitting a wall with your searches just email our main address and one of the Subject Librarians will help you.

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