Other websites that you may be interested in

Local Interest

Some other libraries of interest

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Book and library related sites

  • The Booktrust The Arts Council site bringing books and people together. Includes lists of prizewinners.
  • The Crime Writers' Association
  • Netskills The Joint Information Services Committee at Newcastle University - free Internet Course, and more.
  • Newcastle University Catalogue - links to library catalogues of: University of Northumbria; Durham University; University of Sunderland; British Library; National Library of Scotland; Gabriel (Gateway to Europe's National Libraries); COPAC (Consortium of University Research Libraries), and more



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