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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.

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 need help with formatting your dissertation.

How the Library works

You access the library using your UCLan card, and the building is usually open 24 hours a day in term-time. View the library opening hours - including the opening hours of the building, the i Student Information Centre, the Customer Support team helpdesk and UCLan Print. Find our more about Distance Learner Book requests, and how visitors can access the library.

What's in the Library

As well as access to thousands of books, audio-visual materials and journals, there are around 700 computers (including Apple Macs) in the Library, as well as photocopiers, printers and scanners. You can borrow laptops from the Laptop Loan area on the Ground Floor of the Library during staffed hours. The i Student Information Centre and UCLan Print are located on the ground floor of the library.

If you need guidance and advice with finding books and other information for your assignments, or how to use RefWorks, our referencing software package - Ask the Library Trainer.

Find out more about our Special Collections, how to book a study space or the Library Drop In Zone.

Find your Library resources

Use the Library Search to search for books and journals.
The resources available include books and journals on the library shelves, in addition to our Eresources (including Ebooks and Ejournals). The Subject A - Z allows you to find resources by your specific area of study, from Accounting to Web Design.

The Student Information and Support Centre is your dedicated support hub for advice and guidance in all aspects of life at UCLan. Located on the bottom floor of the library, the friendly and professional support staff can provide information on all support services available at the university.

IT Support

At UCLan we ensure the best IT facilities are provided in conjunction with expert help and advice if needed. Have a look at our Frequently Asked Questions.