Opening times

Opening times

The UCLan Library will be open 7.30am - 10pm until further notice, to find the opening times of the support desks, please click here.


Tuesday 23rd September

The UCLan Library will be open 7.30am-10pm today, and to find the opening times of the support desks, click here.

Microsoft Office – FREE for all UCLan Students from September!

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Over the summer, Learning and Information Services has been working hard to bring the latest version of Microsoft Office to all of our campus desktop computers. In addition to this, all UCLan students will have access to a whole range of fantastic new services.

* Office 365 ProPlus – Install the latest Microsoft Office software at home on up to 5 devices - including PCs, Macs, tablets (including iPad) and smartphones, absolutely free (for as long as you remain a UCLan student).

* OneDrive for Business – Every UCLan student now gets a huge 1 Terabyte of personal storage space in the cloud (in addition to the 50GB email space you already have).

* Office Online – Create and edit Word, OneNote, PowerPoint, and Excel documents from any device’s web browser and save to your OneDrive for Business space.

More information about how to install the software is now available on our Office 365 web page.

Student Attendance Monitoring (SAM) – UPDATE

The UCLan Student Attendance Monitoring (SAM) system, using proximity readers is now running in more than 280 rooms throughout 16 buildings across the UCLan campus.

It is, therefore, more important than ever to carry your UCLan Card with you at all times, as you will need it to scan the electronic card readers outside these teaching rooms in order to record your attendance at timetabled events. Further information is available on our SAM web page or you may like to view this video for a quick demonstration on how it works:

LIS news update for returning students

If you’re returning to UCLan after the summer break you may want to find out what Learning & Information Services (LIS) have been up to while you’ve been away.

The Returning Students' Newsletter is now available, highlighting new developments, service changes and useful reminders we’d like to share with you.

Welcome back!

LIS E-Resource News

Introducing 2 new historical databases

Picture Post Historical Archive

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This database comprises the complete archive of the Picture Post from its first issue in 1938 to its last in 1957 - all digitized from originals in full colour.

It provides a fascinating snapshot of British life from the 1930s to the 1950s, with thousands of photos of ordinary people doing ordinary things.

Daily Mail Historical Archive

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More than 100 years of this major UK national newspaper can be viewed in full digital facsimile format, with advertisements, news stories and images that capture 20th century culture and society.

As well as the regular edition of the newspaper, the Daily Mail Historical Archive also includes the Daily Mail Atlantic Edition, which was published on board the transatlantic liners that sailed between New York and Southampton between 1923 and 1931.

Adobe Creative Suite update

Adobe CS is no longer available through Remote Access for students

Due to changes made by Adobe to our campus License Agreement, we are no longer able to provide Adobe Creative Suite software applications to students via Remote Access. The service had to be withdrawn on Friday 15th August.

If you wish to use any of the Adobe applications on your home computer, you will need to purchase a subscription to the Adobe Creative Cloud. We are currently exploring a number of options to secure the highest possible educational discount for our students. A subscription portal is currently under development and guidance on how to access this will be available as soon as we are able.

In the meantime if you require immediate access to the Creative Cloud applications from home, an educational subscription can be purchased directly through Adobe for £15.88/month (minimum 12 month contract at prices advertised July 2014) this is the general educational pricing without any additional UCLan discount applied.

Our new Adobe Creative Cloud agreement will allow all students studying on the University campus to install and access the full suite of applications from any UCLan networked Windows or Mac Computer via our existing software installation methods.