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24 Hour Library - online resources
Our online 24 Hour Library allows you to access a range of useful services.
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 and Android devices.
Access premium websites
We subscribe to the online resources 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.
Please note: British Standards is now available to use on any library PC but not remotely.
- 19th Century British Library Newspapers
- 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
- Universal Skills
Access to Research
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.
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.