Newman University Library is open!
If you want to browse the shelves, issue and return books, print (using your own device), use the photocopier, borrow a laptop, ask us a question you do not need to book an appointment.
If you want to sit at a study space or table, you still need to book a Click and Study appointment and ensure you sit in the correct seat when you’re here. You can either book your seat before you travel, or book it when you arrive in the Library.
Don’t forget that University policy still requires you to wear a face covering in all environments in and around campus, and you MUST NOT work with anyone else in the Library: all Click & Study bookings are for individual study spaces, even if you are from the same household or social bubble.
If you only want to return your library books, we have a secure box outside the Library where you can return them without having to enter the library.
If you are not a student or member of staff of Newman University, please see our Visitors and Alumni pages for information about our current services for visitors and external members.
We want to let you know that we're still working hard to help and support you - so please ask us for help when you need it!
If you need help, you can firstly try searching our FAQs on Just Ask and if you don't find an answer, you can:
From September 2020, we moved to revised policies for the new academic year to build in flexibility for the current uncertain times.
You do not need an appointment to enter the Library to browse the shelves, issue and return books, print (using your own device), use the photocopier, borrow a laptop, or ask us a question. You do need a Click and Study appointment if you want to sit at a study space or table, and you need to ensure you sit in the correct seat when you’re here. You can either book your seat before you travel, or book it when you arrive in the Library.
We have now returned to our normal loan periods.
Change from 9/8/21: We have now brought back the ability to place reservations for items that are on loan to other people. If you have an item on your account which is reserved by another user, you will not be able to renew it.
Laptops are available in the Library: students can borrow them to use on campus for 4 hours.
We now have a secure box outside the Library where you can return your books without having to enter the Library.
Shortly before your loans are due to be returned, we’ll try and automatically renew them for you – to save you having to remember to do it! We’ll then send you an email to let you know what items have or haven’t been renewed. If someone has reserved an item you’ve got on loan, we won’t be able to renew it and you’ll need to return it to the library on or before the existing due date.
We will now only charge fines for loans that we couldn’t renew automatically, usually because someone has reserved them. These will become overdue if you don’t return them. Because these books have been reserved, we’ve also increased our fine rates on overdue items.
You can find more details of all these changes on our Borrowing Information webpage.
Sadly, we have had to stop processing SCONUL Access applications as the SCONUL Access scheme is currently suspended nationally.