Opening times

Opening times

The UCLan Library will be open 24/7 until further notice, to find the opening times of the support desks, please click here.


Saturday 25th October

The UCLan Library will be open 24/7 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. - learn something new

Have you checked out yet?

LIS has subscribed to this fantastic online training resource, so you have free unlimited access 24/7. is an online library of high-quality instructional training videos and tutorials, delivered by industry experts and accomplished teachers and covering a wide range of topics, some specific to software, technology or business while other general topics cover presentation skills, collaboration and project management.

There are more than 2,500 courses and 100,000 tutorials and new content is being added all the time, so you’re bound to find something useful which could help with your coursework or teaching, enhance your current skills or help with a personal project.

Further information, including how to get free access through UCLan is available here. advert

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!

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

Have you discovered Discovery?

Need to find information quickly for writing your assignment? Why not use Discovery?
The service offers a Google-type interface for searching our collections of online print and electronic books and journals, so should feel familiar and easy to use.
Discovery does not search through all the LIS resources we have available, so it's important to be aware of the databases which are excluded, as you'll need to check these resources separately but if you’re just getting to grips with searching our online resources, Discovery is a good place to start.

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.

Watch out for suspicious emails!

We have been made aware of a phishing email being sent out that seems to be from Student Finance England but is designed to 'phish' your banking details.

They would not contact students asking for personal details to be confirmed by email. So, please remain vigilent and don't respond to any email asking for your personal information or login details.
Watch this video for more advice: