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Find the right space

The Library provides study spaces to meet a variety of needs, from silent or quiet study through to social and collaborative learning. You can find out more about the types of spaces that are available to you through the links below. In addition, there are options to book study rooms or to check PC availability across campus.

This summer, starting Monday 10 July, there will be a major project across floors 2 – 6 of City Campus Library to replace all lighting with environmentally friendly (but brighter!) lighting and a completely new ventilation system, to provide improved air conditioning and heating throughout. 

 

During these works floors may shut at short notice and at times there may be no access to part of the book collections or learning spaces. We’ll try to keep you as informed as possible, so please look out for notices around the library. If a floor is closed we can retrieve books from the collection on your behalf, please see Ask4Help for details.

Please bear with us whilst these works are underway, particularly as there will be no heating or air conditioning in the building during the project itself. We are looking forward to providing a brighter, more comfortable learning environment for you from September 2017

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New! Exciting University Library improvements March 2017
During the academic year 2016/2017 there will be many improvements to Library Spaces, including developing additional learning spaces. It's an exciting time, and the changes and improvements are designed with you in mind. Follow the link below to find out more about what is happening and, more importantly, how these changes will make a positive impact on your learning experience: http://library.northumbria.ac.uk/spacechanges
Your libraries
We have three physical libraries plus a wide range of online resources and services.

City Campus Library
City Campus LibraryThe City Campus library houses the print collections that support the subjects taught at City Campus. It provides over 1,600 study spaces, including nearly 900 PCs and nearly 150 self-service laptops. City Campus Library is open 24/7 during term-time and Easter vacations. Whenever the library is open, there are staff on duty to help you, and the basement shop is also open, offering a range of snacks, stationery and hot and cold drinks.


Coach Lane Library Coach Lane Library
The library at Coach Lane houses the print collections that support the health, social work and education courses taught here. It provides nearly 450 study spaces, including over 150 PCs and 50 self-service laptops.


Law Practice Library
City Campus EastThere is also a Law Practice Library at City Campus East, which is located on the first floor of CCE1 next to the Student Law Office. This library's collection supports students studying the Bar Professional Training Course and the Legal Practice Course. There are nearly 200 study spaces, including over 80 PCs and 30 self-service laptops.

To help you find your University libraries on campus, follow these links to maps of City Campus and Coach Lane Campus.

All three of our libraries have generous opening hours, but they can vary so please check here before you visit.

Find the right space for you
We have over 2,200 spaces across our three libraries, offering a variety of areas to suit different learning styles and needs; the spaces can be categorized as:

Group and social learning spaces (including PCs)

City Campus Library: basement & 1st floor (north wing)

Coach Lane Library: ground floor

Group study rooms

City Campus Library: 1st floor, ground floor & basement

Coach Lane Library: ground floor and 1st floor
Quiet study space (including PCs)

City Campus Library: floors 1 – 6

Coach Lane Library: 1st floor

Law Practice Library
Silent study space (including PCs)

City Campus Library:  6th, 4th & 2nd floors

Coach Lane Library: 2nd floor

Law Practice Library (silent room)

Keyboard-free silent study City Campus Library: 6th floor
Find a PC
There are screens available across campus that allow you to check availability of open access PCs, so that you can find a space when you need one.  You can also check availability online by following these links to find real-time technology-enabled spaces at City Campus West, City Campus East and Coach Lane Campus

Please note that these pages can take a short time to fully load.
Use a laptop
LaptopAll of the libraries are wifi-enabled and you can use your own laptops and other devices to access the University's network.

All three libraries have laptops available for you to use, which you can find in self-service lapsafes. There are nearly 150 at City Campus Library, 50 at Coach Lane and 30 at the Law Practice Library.



Find a space for group work
The tables below provides information on where you can find group study spaces in City Campus and Coach Lane Campus Libraries.

City Campus Library

Where
Space
Availability
Basement

Study rooms 1 to 8

The study rooms can accommodate 3 to 8 people (see descriptions in the booking link for more information). Some have large digital screens and associated technology suitable for "plug and play" integration.

These can be booked online.

Available whenever the library is open
Ground Floor
Student Central Advice and Support Zone

Rooms: B1 to B10

Each room has a desk, PC and 4 chairs.

Available before 8.00 am and after 6.00 pm Monday to Friday and any time Saturday and Sunday, during normal library opening hours. You can book these spaces at: library.northumbria.ac.uk/studentcentral-study

Ground Floor
Student Central Advice and Support Zone

Collaborative "Beach Huts"
These can seat up to 4 people and include a USB point and a power outlet to charge your devices.

Available before 8.00 am and after 6.00 pm Monday to Friday and any time Saturday and Sunday, during normal library opening hours. You can book these spaces at: library.northumbria.ac.uk/studentcentral-study

City Campus also has Collaborative study tables (Large screens with PC and "plug and play" integration) in the basement, floor 1 and in the Language Zone on floor 3. These have large screens and are suitable for groupwork. These do not need to be booked and are available whenever the library is open.

 

Coach Lane Library

Where
Space
Availability
Ground Floor

Study rooms 3 and 4.

Each room has a desk, PC and several chairs.

These can be booked online.

Available whenever the library is open. 
Ground Floor
Student Central Advice and Support Zone

Rooms: AB1, AB2, B1, B2 and B3.

Each room has a desk, PC and several chairs.

Available before 8.00 am and after 6.00 pm Monday to Friday and any time Saturday and Sunday, during normal library opening hours. You can book these spaces at: library.northumbria.ac.uk/studentcentral-study

Floor 1

Study room 6.

The room has a large screen for collaborative working and can seat up to 6 people.

This can be booked online

Available whenever the library is open. 

 

City Campus East 1 (CCE1)

Where
Space
Availability
Ground Floor
Student Central Advice and Support Zone

Collaborative "Beach Hut"
This can seat up to 4 people and includes a USB point and a power outlet to charge your devices

Available before 8.00 am and after 6.00 pm Monday to Friday and any time Saturday and Sunday, during the normal opening hours of the building. You can book these spaces at: library.northumbria.ac.uk/studentcentral-study

Library lockers
LockersAt City Campus Library there are 44 short-stay lockers in the Basement, including 8 power-enabled lockers for you to charge your own devices.

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