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Info for Part-time or Distance Learners

Please note that any requests received after 1pm on Tuesday 22nd December will not be processed until 4th January.

Important service information goes here.

If you are a new student you can view our Getting Started material on Skills Plus. You can also view our Getting Started with Univeristy Library (video 9 minutes).

Book Postal Service

Your University Library provides a postal service for books and journal articles which will be sent world-wide to Northumbria students who are studying part-time, by distance learning or are work based learners. Students who are placement for more than six week are eligible to use the service whilst on placement.

To use the service, you must have a valid Northumbria University Smartcard. Details of how to register online for a Smartcard will be sent to you by your Faculty Office.

Part-time and Distance learning students can request home delivery of books via Library Search or alternatively you can complete the Book Request form.

There is no charge for posting books out, but you will be required to pay the cost of any return postage. We recommend that items are returned by recorded delivery. You can of course, return books in person to either University Library campus.

Where a book is available electronically we do not normally send out a hard copy.

 

 

Journal Photocopying Service

More and more journals are now available electronically. However, if you require an article from a printed journal, please complete the journal article request form. This will need to be printed, signed and posted into the service. Due to copyright restrictions, electronic signatures cannot be accepted.

Articles from journals available in printed format can be photocopied and sent to you, providing your request does not contravene copyright legislation.

Please complete a Journal Article request form for each item required - print, sign & post to the Service, electronic signatures are not accepted.

The service operates Monday - Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm GMT. Enquiries or requests made outside these hours will be dealt with on the next working day. 

Journals not in stock at Northumbria University can be obtained through the Inter Library Loan Service.

Submit an Inter Library Loan request using the online form. If you are unsure, Ask4Help are available to give advice and guidance in person on campus, 0191 227 4646 or ask4help@northumbria.ac.uk

Contact details

The services operates Monday - Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm GMT. Enquiries or requests made outside these hours will be dealt with on the next working day.

Northumbria University
Student and Library Services
University Library
Part Time/Distance Learners Service
Ellison Place
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 8ST


Tel: +44 191 227 4140
in.dls@northumbria.ac.uk

 

 

Library Resources
Library Search

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.

You can find Library Search at www.northumbria.ac.uk/librarysearch or use the search box on the University Library online.

Online Reading Lists
The University Library’s online Reading List service gives you access to your reading material for your modules. The Library’s Reading List team works in partnership with your module tutors to ensure you have access to the material that you need. You can find an overview of the service and help to get started using it here.
Help us develop Northumbria's Library Collection
In addition to your reading lists we encourage you to recommend books for the Library to purchase using the Recommend a book form. This service is available to all staff and students.
Inter Library Loans

The Inter Library Loan Service is available to help you obtain material not held by the University Library. The service is available to staff and students of Northumbria University with a valid University smartcard and covers a wide range of material such as books; journal articles; conference papers; and theses. Only material to support academic study, teaching or research may be requested.

Submit an Inter Library Loan request using the online form. If you are unsure, Ask4Help are available to give advice and guidance in person on campus, 0191 227 4646 or ask4help@northumbria.ac.uk

Sconul Access Scheme

The SCONUL Access Scheme is a co-operative venture between higher education libraries which enables part-time and distance learning students to borrow materials from other UK academic libraries in the scheme and also allows access to a limited range of computer facilities.

You can join the scheme at the sconul website - www.sconul.ac.uk

Passwords to e-resources
  • Most resources can be accessed on campus or via Simply Web without the need to enter a password.
  • Some resources require you to log in with your University Username and Password (the same username and password you use to log onto University computers and email).
  • Other resources may need a separate username and password. Click here to see an A-Z list of these resources and their usernames and passwords.
Help and Support
Skills Plus

Skills Plus is the Library’s collection of online learning materials, with a focus on digital literacy and study skills. Using these resources is an excellent way to get help whenever you need it and wherever you happen to be.

From the available options you can choose the type of help you need, and the format or style you prefer. Skills Plus has a range of online tutorials with quizzes, video demonstrations and printable helpguides.

Ask4Help
ask4help

Ask4Help provides help and support to access a range of university services including library, disability support, welfare and careers.  Ask4Help are available 24/7 during term-time to give advice and guidance in person on campus, 0191 227 4646 or ask4help@northumbria.ac.uk


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