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

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 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.

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


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

How do I request book 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

How do I return my books/DVD’s/games?

We have a self-service machine in the library foyer (ground floor) where you can return your books when you are next on campus.

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.