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Building Opening Hours

In the light of the lockdown arrangements announced by the Prime Minister earlier this week, and in accordance with guidance issued by the Department for Education, the majority of City and Coach Lane Campus buildings are closed from 11th January until further notice.

Following the latest Government guidance and strict safety guidelines, some buildings and facilities are open for essential use only - these are set out below. Access to other buildings during this period will be provided in exceptional circumstances (which includes pre-approved access for essential research activities) via advance request to Security via or 0191 227 3999. Staff and students should only travel to campus if it’s absolutely necessary.

Please note that heat and temperature settings in all closed buildings will be adjusted to minimum operating levels throughout.

Anyone who has to visit campus for essential purposes should adhere to social distancing guidelines, wear appropriate facial coverings, use the hand sanitisers available and take note of any signage and instructions on campus. You must not attend Campus if you are displaying Covid symptoms or feel unwell in any way.

You should also use the SafeZone app in order that Security can monitor building usage and be responsive where required. Download SafeZone to your laptop or it can also be downloaded to mobile devices from Apple and Android stores.

Student Central /Libraries

Student Central and Library (City)

08.00-20.00 Mon-Fri

09.00-20.00 weekends


Library (Coach Lane)

12.00-20.00 Mon-Fri

09.00-17.00 weekends 


Law Practice Library



IT Hubs

Digital Commons


Open 24/7


Trinity Building


Open 24/7

Catering / Retail

Catering Outlets

Generally closed aside from Student Central coffee cart 

 Shop Central 08.00-17.00 Mon-Fri

Student Central Coffee Cart 

08.00-17.00 Mon-Fri 

Sports Facilities

Sport Central Gym  Closed 
Sport central Pool  Closed 

Prayer Facilities

Muslim Prayer Facility   Closed
 Friday Prayers (NSU)  Closed

Students' Union

Main Building 

Open 09.00-16.00 Mon-Fri 

Habita Closed
Social Programme

Operating via Northumbria Connected 


Main Building  Business as usual 


Drill Hall 

08.00-18.00 Mon-Fri

08.00-18.00 weekends 

Ellison Building 

08.00-21.00 Mon-Fri

08.00-17.00 weekends 

Coach Lane West Buildings 

08.00-18.00 Mon-Fri

Clinical Skills Centre 

08.00-18.00 Mon-Fri 

Coach Lane Sports Centre 

08.00-18.00 Mon-Fri

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