Your online library account
Search for an item on the catalogue
eBooks,eAudiobooks and digital magazines
Download the Newcastle Libraries app
Access premium websites
Universal Skills
Delicious: social bookmarking
Free to view journals at your local library

Our online 24 Hour Library allows you to access a range of useful services. Reserve and renew items online, download ebooks, use premium reference websites and chat to a librarian online 24 hours a day.

Your online library account

Access your library account online to renew or reserve items. You will need your library card and your PIN. If you do not know your PIN please ask a member of staff at your local library or phone 0191 2774100. Access your library account.

Search for an item on the catalogue

Use our online catalogue to search for an item. Access the library catalogue.

eBooks, eAudiobooks and digital magazines

Download free eBooks and eAudiobooks from the Newcastle Libraries Digital Collection. There are hundreds of fiction and non-fiction titles to choose from. You can also view the latest and previous editions of popular magazines through Zinio. Find out more about ebooks.

Download the Newcastle Libraries app

Access Newcastle Libraries at a time and place convenient for you with the free Newcastle Libraries mobile app. Download our free library app and you will be able to find or reserve a title, access ebooks or renew your loans straight from your mobile. You can even scan the barcode of any book when out shopping to see if we have a copy - a great way to save money! The app also gives you library information including opening hours, maps and directions.

The Newcastle Libraries app is available for iPhone, iPad, Android and Blackberry devices.

Access premium websites

We subscribe to the reference websites below which can be accessed by logging in with your library card number and PIN. Search across hundreds of historic newspapers, practice for the driving theory test, find legal advice or help with your homework. Access the online resources.

  • British Standards Online
  • The British Way of Life: Access 'The British Way of Life'.
  • Encyclopedia Britannica Online
  • Life in Great Britain
  • Oxford Bibliographies: Access 'Oxford Bibliographies'
  • Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
  • Oxford Dictionaries 
  • Oxford Art Online
  • Oxford English Dictionary Online
  • Oxford Music Online
  • Oxford Reference Online
  • Oxford Very Short Introductions: Access 'Oxford Very Short Introductions'
  • Theory Test Pro
  • Times Digital Archive
  • 19th Century British Library Newspapers
  • Universal Skills

Universal Skills

Universal Skills is an easy to use step-by-step guides for Basic IT Skills and everything you need to know about the Universal Jobmatch and Universal Credit processes and payments.

It includes jobseeker's skills including how to create an email account, CVs (with examples that you can change) and how to be properly prepared for your interviews and much more. Access the online resources.

Delicious: social bookmarking

Delicious is a social bookmarking site which organises and shares favourite websites. Newcastle Libraries use Delicious to save websites which we find helpful to answer customer enquiries. We have shared a selection of quality links covering a wide range of subjects such as health information, government publications, information for carers, local services & much more.

Visit our Delicious profile.

Free to view journals at your local library

Newcastle Libraries are delighted to be part of a pioneering project offering free to access academic journals and conference proceedings accessible online in libraries across the city. Access to journals is facilitated by the Publishers Licensing Society and ProQuest and supported by participating publishers.

Access the journals

Please remember this service is only available to access in libraries and not from home. Please read and abide by the terms and conditions of use.

Have you used 'Access to Research' and care to tell us what you think? We would be very grateful if you can give your feedback by completing this survey. Your views will help shape and inform the future of this project.

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Page last updated: 
27 March 2017
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