Answered By: Anne-Marie Shiels
Last Updated: May 21, 2015     Views: 123

Children in the Library

Children under the age of 16 may access the library only in the care of a registered Northumbria student, staff member or authorised library visitor.

This person must supervise and accompany children at all times, take full responsibility for their wellbeing and safety and ensure their behaviour is in accordance with Library regulations.


School sixth form - Library access

Under the University Library’s Membership and Visitor Policy sixth form students are welcome to use the extensive information resources and study facilities of Northumbria University Library on the recommendation of their teachers.

It is expected that an initial visit will be arranged between the teacher and University Library staff and that a list of the students requiring access will be provided in advance of the first visit.

On this first visit students must be accompanied by their teacher.  An induction to the library session will be provided to the students by University Library staff.

Visitor passes will be issued as part of this introductory library visit, on completion of an application form verified by the relevant teacher and on production of photo ID. Duration of the pass will be agreed by the teacher prior to their visit - but for a maximum one academic year.

Access will then be permitted as follows for the duration of the visitor pass:

A valid visitor pass must be presented on every visit to permit access. Students will also be asked to sign the visitor book at the Library Welcome Desk.

The school must agree to be responsible for the behaviour of the students whilst on University Library premises.

Pupils must be aged 16 years or over.

Access is for reference use only and no materials may be borrowed; access to IT or to electronic resources is not available.

Access is only available during unrestricted hours (see link below) 

The University Library reserves the right to withdraw access in the event of misuse of Library facilities and during peak use times egg University exam times.

Library materials are purchased in support of Northumbria programmes. The University Library takes no responsibility for visitors accessing unsuitable (eg adult) material. 

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