Northumbria University Libraries

Northumbria University Libraries

The Law Practice Library houses the reference collection of legal practice materials, including encyclopaedic works, law reports, practitioners’ works, loose-leaf encyclopaedias and textbooks supporting the Legal Practice Course and Bar Professional Training Course. The Law Practice Library is located on floor 1 of the Business and Law School at City Campus East.

City Campus Library holds the majority of the Northumbria University Library collection across all subjects.

Law materials, including law reports, practitioners’ works, monographs and textbooks, are located on floor 2.

The University Library (building 14) and the Law Practice Library (building 5) can be found on the City Campus Map.


Newcastle upon Tyne Law Society members can apply for reference access to Northumbria University Libraries.

Prior to their first visit, members should go to the Ask4Help desk at City Campus Library to apply for a Library visitor smartcard.

They will need to present ID from the following options:

  • Law Society membership card and photographic ID (passport, driving licence etc.).
  • A letter/email from Newcastle Law Society confirming their membership and membership number and photographic ID (passport, driving licence etc.).
  • Photographic ID from their employer/place of work (work pass, ID card etc.)

The smartcard will be valid for one year and will allow access into the Law Practice Library and City Campus Library during visitor opening hours.

Opening Hours

Visitor access is usually available 9.00 – 17.00 Mon – Fri and similarly 9.00 – 17.00 at weekends.

Visitor access is restricted during exam and vacation periods; please check the Library opening hours before making a special visit.

Further information is available by contacting Ask4Help on 0191 227 4646, or by visiting