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As a Northumbria student, you have full access to all University Library resources.  The Library provides an extensive collection of scholarly resources including books, ebooks, academic journals, as well as databases, primary source material and digital archives. The Library works in partnership with your module tutors to ensure that you can locate the materials you need through the online Reading Lists service. Online resources are immediately accessible through your list, along with information about the location and availability of print material. Your reading lists can be accessed from your modules on Blackboard or via the Reading Lists link on University Library Online. 

Library Search provides a single search box to discover and access millions of books, journal articles, newspaper articles, audio-visual material, datasets and other scholarly resources in Northumbria’s print and digital Library Collection. Library Search can also be widened to search for resources outside the Library Collection with the ability to request resources ‘on demand’ through the Inter Library Loan service.  If you would like to borrow physical items from the Library, our Book Postal service provides access to our print collections, which can be sent to students world-wide who are studying via distance learning. 

If you live locally or would like to visit the campus, you have full access to our three on-site libraries and the University Library Digital Commons. You must have a University Smartcard in order to gain access. 

The Library’s Northumbria Skills Programme helps you make the most of your time at university,  enabling you to acquire the skills you need to become an independent and effective scholar, from skills sessions delivered through Blackboard, through to one-to-one appointments. Skills Plus, the Library’s collection of online learning materials, allows you to develop your skills through a range of interactive presentations, quizzes, video demonstrations and printable help guides. 

Find out more about Library Services by visiting University Library online.

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