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

Opening Hours

The main library is currently open 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday during vacation and Welcome Weeks.

From Monday 4th October we will switch to our term-time hours, see Opening hours for more details.

To use the physical lirbary space, we will be using a new version on the Book to Browse system from last terms, details can be found here: Book to Browse


To borrow, you can either go to the library helpdesk on the first floor, or use self-service on the ground 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.

We know some of you won’t have been in the Library before, so here is a short tour: Library tour


As well as Book to Browse, we are also running a virtual helpdesk, please email library@nua.ac.uk with any queries.

Library help: library@nua.ac.uk

Study skills: study.skills@nua.ac.uk

Student support: support@nua.ac.uk

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

Access some of our video tutorials

Frequently asked questions

Can I borrow books?


From Monday 4th October we will switch to our term-time hours, see Opening hours for more details.

We will be running Book to Browse, so please pre-book if you would like to come in and use the physical library space.

Can I still request books?

Yes absolutely, we love receiving your requests and recommendations. Please use this form to suggest a new book, ebook, film or game: New item request form

How do I return my books/DVD’s/games?

We have a book drop box in the library foyer (ground floor) where you can return your books when you are next on campus. Just drop them in there and we will do the rest for you – there’s no need to use self-service.

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

You will probably notice that many websites will ask for money per article. NUA subscribe 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 library@nua.ac.uk and one of the Subject Librarians will help you.