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Mobile apps and resources: Welcome

A guide to mobile apps and resources for study, research and more


Welcome to the Mobile apps and resources guide. Find apps and sites to help your study and research *. We hope you find it useful.

Please contact your Liaison Librarian if you have any comments, queries or suggestions.

* Please note the Library does not provide support for these apps.

An app is a piece of software designed to run on most smartphones or tablets. There are apps for Apple, Android, Blackberry and Windows devices and they can be downloaded from an app store. Many apps are free and others can be purchased.

mobile site is a website designed to be accessed on a mobile device such as a smartphone or tablet. They allow access to much of the same content of the original website, but are easier to view on a smaller screen. Mobile sites are free and don't need to be downloaded from an app store.

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Find Apps

Find apps for your smartphone or tablet:

Mobile Library Services

Access Subject Guides on your smartphone to find resources on the go!

Use Library Help to find the answers to all your Library questions.

The library is now on Spotify! Keep up to date with our latest playlists as we add them. Or simply follow your favourite playlist. Find us at nclroblib.

We'd love to hear your suggestions - just tweet @nclroblib

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University Apps and Services


With the Newcastle University iPhone and Android apps you can,

  • Check your loans, holds and fines
  • Look at Library Search and Subject Guides
  • Find the nearest PC
  • Check your timetable
  • Contact your tutor direct

Go to for a  mobile friendly version of Library Search.


Use your mobile device to connect to the Campus Wireless Service



Find out how to connect your mobile device to Eduroam.

From July 2016 The University Library is trialling a new way for external users to access the Wi-Fi network at the Philip Robinson and Marjorie Robinson Library Rooms. This is in partnership with The Cloud. To get connected:

  • From your device select the WiFi Guest network
  • Open a web browser (if you see a certificate notice, accept to proceed)
  • On The Cloud landing page find Get online at Newcastle University and click Go
  • Scroll down to Create Account
  • Enter your details and connect to WiFi Guest

Set up your account ahead of time:

Problems connecting? Visit or call the IT Service Desk on 0191 208 5999.

Blackboard Mobile Learn is available to all students and staff. The app will work on iOS, Android and Blackberry devices. 

The INTO Newcastle University app contains everything you need to know about studying, arriving and living in Newcastle.

SafeZone is a free new app for all students and stafff that connects you directly to the university security team when you need help while you are on campus.

To register SafeZone on your phone download the free app and sign in.

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