University Library

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Our University Library is an integral part of Northumbria’s rich research environment. Awarded the UK Government Customer Service Excellence (CSE) accreditation since 2010, the University Library ensures Northumbria’s research community is supported at every stage of the research cycle and across all disciplines. 

At the heart of each Northumbria campus, our City Campus Library and Coach Lane Library provide dedicated well-equipped Research Zones for academic staff and research postgraduates. City Campus Library is open and staffed 24/7 in term time, and Coach Lane Library and Law Practice Library offer generous opening hours. 

Our multidisciplinary library collection encompasses both print and online resources, including over half a million print books, half a million electronic books, and an extensive e journal collection of 50,000 titles including major publications such as Nature and Science, and access to platforms such as JSTOR and ScienceDirect. As a member of the United Kingdom Research Reserve (UKRR) material not available in our local collection can be sourced without delay by our dedicated interlibrary loans service. 

In addition to managing Northumbria Research Link, the University’s institutional repository and research publications database, we provide a wide range of support for scholarly publication, including both Green and Gold Open Access, and the REF. 

Our popular research skills programme is mapped closely to the UK Vitae Researcher Development Framework and run in coordination with the University’s Research and Business Services.