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.

01:16GMT

Wednesday 28th January

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

Back to Basics

Ideal for foundation degree students but open to any student who needs an intro to study skills.

    Our Library Training Team have organised a whole series of training sessions and extra study skills support for the first week of February (2nd - 6th)

    These are ideal for our foundation degree students but are also open to any student who’d like to improve their study skills.

    A variety of day and evening sessions are available and we’ve also allocated extra staff hours to our ‘Ask the Library Trainer’ sessions, so if you feel like you need some one-to-one support on finding books and other information for your assignments, why not take this opportunity to improve your literature searching skills.

    The training sessions can be booked online – check out our timetable here – places are limited so book early to reserve your place.

    Ask the Library Trainer appointments can be booked online here.

    Back to Basics workshop infographic

    lynda.com - turn over a new leaf and learn something new

    It’s time to start the New Year as you mean to go on - set new goals and learn new skills with help from lynda.com. Here’s a play list to get you inspired.

    Thanks to our UCLan subscription, UCLan students get free unlimited access to this incredible tool.

    Each training course comprises a series of short videos, so it’s flexible enough to fit in around your studies by allowing you to watch either a whole course, or specific videos whenever you need them.

    You can even use it on your iPhone, iPad, Android phone or tablet, or other mobile device.

    lynda.com awards a certificate of completion for each course viewed, providing you with documentary evidence for potential employers or to add to your personal development portfolios(?) about the skills you’ve learned.

    Start the New Year as you mean to go on at lynda.com use your UCLan username and password to login and see what it’s all about.

      image showing details of lynda.com

      Finding journal articles using Discovery

      New to UCLan, or, missed out on our Library workshops last semester? LIS have organised more of our popular training sessions.

      The Finding journal articles using Discovery workshops were so well-received we have 2 more dates available – the sessions can be booked direct:

      20th January at 10am

      Places are limited so book early to secure your place!


      Re-Fresher information for returning students and new starters

      Throughout January a number of events and activities will be happening to welcome back our returning students and to introduce UCLan to new students arriving here for the first time.

      Each Tuesday and Thursday from w/b 12th January, advice, guidance and information will be available on the ground floor of the Library building from the following UCLan services:

      • UCLan Student Union

      • Careers Service

      • Worldwise Centre

      • Student Support & Wellbeing

      • Sports Centre/Sports Arena

      • Learning & Information Services (LIS)

      • Wiser study skills information



      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.


      Brand new e-resource - BoB (Box of Broadcasts)

      LIS is pleased to announce the launch of a completely new TV and radio recording service purchased through the British Universities Film and Video Council (BUFVC) called BoB (Box of Broadcasts).

      This new subscription service will allow all UCLan staff and students free access to choose and record TV and radio programmes broadcast on more than 60 channels, from as far back as July 2007 and also from future broadcasts.
      The web based interface is very similar to the Sky or Digital TV guide which you may be familiar with.

      More information is available here - please take note of the specific terms and conditions relating to use of this service.
      To login and request programmes go to http://bobnational.net/ and use your UCLan ID and password.

      If you have any queries please contact LIS Customer Support .

      BoB description

      Back to Basics

      Ideal for foundation degree students but open to any student who needs an intro to study skills.

        Our Library Training Team have organised a whole series of training sessions and extra study skills support for the first week of February (2nd - 6th)

        These are ideal for our foundation degree students but are also open to any student who’d like to improve their study skills.

        A variety of day and evening sessions are available and we’ve also allocated extra staff hours to our ‘Ask the Library Trainer’ sessions, so if you feel like you need some one-to-one support on finding books and other information for your assignments, why not take this opportunity to improve your literature searching skills.

        The training sessions can be booked online – check out our timetable here – places are limited so book early to reserve your place.

        Ask the Library Trainer appointments can be booked online here.