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  • The Library offers a variety of flexible, modern spaces to accommodate all types of learning and study styles. There are group study areas and bookable rooms, individual desks, open access PCs and a Media Suite with Apple Macs.

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  • Library technicians provide a wide range of services to ensure technology enhances the learning process at UCLan. The Technical Services Team provide assistance with a wide range of IT/AV related facilities and support for laboratory, workshop and media/performance areas across campus.

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  • Library staff provide IT support across the University from maintaining the IT infrastructure and computing hardware, to supporting a campus wide Wi-Fi network, as well as providing the latest industry standard software packages and remote access services.

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The UCLan Library building provides comfortable, flexible study spaces and offers a wealth of excellent learning resources, extensive collections of information sources and expert help and support from Library staff.

There are around 700 computers, including Apple Macs, in the Library. You will also find computers, including Apple Macs, in other buildings and study spaces on campus. You can also borrow laptops from the Laptop Loan area on the Ground Floor of the Library during staffed hours.

The Library has a dedicated training team who provide support and training for students. Their aim is to help you make the most of the Library and IT facilities throughout your studies, and to make sure you're working effectively and efficiently - whether you need to find books and journals for an assignment, or format your dissertation in Word.

Our one-stop shop aims to provide everything you need for your academic and work pursuits. The print shop offers a full reprographic and design service and you can also buy a range of IT related products, including software at reduced prices.

As well as access to thousands of books, audio-visual materials and journals, the Library also provides:

  • Extensive opening hours (including 24/7 opening during term time)
  • A wide range of different study environments for both individual and group study including bookable study rooms and pods
  • Laptop loan scheme
  • A large number of electronic resources which are available wherever you have access to the internet
  • Media suite containing Apple Macs
  • Self-service issue and return facilities
  • Open access PCs and wireless access throughout the building
  • Café and vending machines