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
Vacation opening hours
Monday to Friday – 9am – 5pm
Monday to Thursday – 9am to 9pm
Fridays – 9am to 5pm
Saturdays – 11am to 3pm
Full details on our opening hours throughout the year are available here: Opening hours
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.
If you haven’t been in the Library before, here is a library layout and how to find a book.
Library help: firstname.lastname@example.org
Study skills: email@example.com
Student support: firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out the FAQ’s at the bottom of this page too.
Access some of our online tutorials
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: New item request 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 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 email@example.com and one of the Subject Librarians will help you.