Northumbria University SafePod

SafePod Summary


University Library
City Campus Library
Northumbria University
Sandyford Road
Newcastle Upon Tyne




North East

Opening Hours

10:00 - 16:00


The SafePod is located on the first floor of our City Campus Library. The A1(M) passes through Newcastle upon Tyne and direct rail services run from many UK cities to Newcastle Central Station. The nearest Metro station is Haymarket and the nearest bus terminal is Haymarket Bus Station.

Fire Alarm Information

If the fire alarm goes off please leave the building via the nearest fire exit and follow any instruction provided to you by the SafePod Coordinator. The closest fire exit, escape staircase and fire assembly point will be signposted to users at induction.

Contact Details

Andrew Grogan

Number of monitors


Data Centres available from this SafePod

SAIL Databank
Scottish Government
National Records of Scotland
UK Data Service
Health and Social Care Northern Ireland
Office for National Statistics

Access Policy

For Northumbria staff and students, access to the Library is via University Smartcard.

For researchers external to Northumbria University, please report to Student Central on the ground floor of City Campus Library. Access into the secure area will be provided by a SafePod Coordinator.

Bookings must be received by the Northumbria SafePod Coordinators a minimum of three working days before the date the SafePod is required. Booking requests go to the Data Centre for approval before they reach the Northumbria SafePod Coordinators, so please factor this in when planning your SafePod booking.


The SafePod is located on the first floor of our City Campus Library. There is an access ramp at the entrance from the Library Quad, and flat access from both St Mary's Place and Sandyford Road.

All floors of the City Campus Library are accessible by lift and all floors have automatic doors on entry and exit.

Accessible toilets are available on the ground and first floors of the Library, and toilet cubicles with wider space and additional support are available on all floors.

Lone Working Policy

There is no lone working policy. Use of this SafePod is unsupervised.
Northumbria is a research-intensive, modern university with a global reputation for academic excellence. It is based in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne, which is regularly voted the best place in the UK for students, and has campuses in London and Amsterdam.

Northumbria University has been nominated for University of the Year in the Times Higher Education (THE) Awards 2022 and is ranked in the top 25 in the UK for research power, according to the results of the latest Research Excellence Framework. The University is also ranked top 25 in the UK for the number of graduates entering professional employment, with nine out of ten graduates working or studying six months after graduation.

Northumbria works with major employers, including Nike, IBM, Nissan, Proctor & Gamble, the BBC, and the NHS, while more than 560 employers and 60 professional bodies sponsor or accredit the University's programmes. Innovative and entrepreneurial, we are also ranked top 5 in the UK, and first in the region, for graduate business start-ups.