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.


Thursday 27th November

The UCLan Library will be open 24/7 today, and to find the opening times of the support desks, click here.

UCLan Student Survey

Prizes to be won! Closing Date Extended to 30th November.

The survey is open to non-final year students only, with the opportunity of winning one of the following prizes

1st Prize: A brand new PlayStation 4, Xbox One, iPad Mini or Microsoft Surface 2 Tablet
2nd Prize: 1 of 2 iPod Nano’s
3rd Prize: 1 of 5 £20 Gift Cards from a range of outlets including; Amazon, Starbucks, Pizza Express, Nando’s, Topshop, H&M and Primark.

Take this opportunity to tell us what you think - complete the survey by Friday 30th November to be in with a chance.

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Blackboard Upgrade

Details of the planned December upgrade

Please note this advance warning that eLearn (Blackboard), UCLan’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) and the Student Portal will be unavailable due to the Blackboard upgrade taking place between Thursday 4th December at 15:00 and Tuesday 9th December at noon.

Keep an eye on our LIS Facebook & Twitter accounts for more information over the next few weeks.

We apologise in advance for any inconvenience  but we’ll ensure you have access to everything you need through our Student Support web pages at the time.

Any queries should be directed to the LIS Customer support Team

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SSShhh... Quiet Please!

A reminder for those of you who enjoy studying in the Library.

We are already starting to receive complaints from library users.
We don’t expect total silence (except, of course, in the Silent Study room) but do expect individual or group study to be carried out quietly throughout the whole of the Library building, showing respect to other Library users and staff .

If you wish to meet socially or sit and chat whilst studying then why not visit the Foster Learning Zone where you can also enjoy a snack, a meal or a coffee whilst you meet up with friends or study with colleagues.

MOS certification: reduced rates for UCLan students

Invest in your future and study for your MOS certification at a reduced rate!

Get your 'evidence of skills' as valued by many businesses and employers.

You can complete all the work and exams online and fit it in around your studies.

The cost of one exam is £10 or a master bundle can be purchased for £50.

Call in to The 'i' on the ground floor of the Library to make a payment and get started!

Banner Upgrade

The Banner student record system is upgraded regularly.
The next upgrade will take place between 1600 hours on Thursday 11th December and 1200 hours on Tuesday 16th December.
The University systems involved, which will impact on you as a student during the downtime, are as follows:

1. myUCLan (for the updating of personal details, bursary & scholarship applications, extenuating circumstances etc.)
2. Self-service, online, network password resetting
3. Some library e-resources:
-Info4Education – including Construction Information Service, Environmental Management & Occupations Health & Safety Information

Any queries should be directed to the LIS Customer Support Team: | 01772 895355
Learning & Information Services - 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.

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Library Workshops


    Finding journal articles using Discovery

    Getting started with RefWorks

    Literature searching using Web of Science

    Our Library workshops are proving popular and booking up fast. If you’ve missed out so far or haven’t had time to attend, we’re pleased to report that we’ve scheduled some extra workshops over the next few weeks. Dates and details are available on our training web pages. Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.