Get to know our Library and IT Services

Welcome to UCLan from the Learning and Information Services

We want you to be able to make full use of all the resources and services available to you. There are some easy ways to help familiarise yourself with the key Library and IT facilities that will make a difference to your studies right from the start.

Online IT Induction

The Online IT Induction is the best way to find out about the University network, and all the facilities that will support your studies.
It is easy and convenient for you to complete, and can be accessed on your mobile phone. Use it throughout your course for help and advice.

It includes all the essential, need-to-know, information such as:

  • Using your online timetable
  • Accessing your email
  • What computer software is available
  • Where to find the ideal study space
  • How to access the University Network
  • How to get extra help and support

Library Tour

Once you’ve arrived, make sure you attend your booked tour of the Library – it’s a great way to begin finding your way around the building and using the services.

If you need help in using the Library, go to The <i> on the ground floor. You will also find our Stock Management staff around the shelves. They are always pleased to help.

Useful contacts

IT and Technical Queries
LIS Customer Support

Library Queries
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IT Skills Training

IT Skills training is all about helping you to make the most of technologies that support your studies and help you to stand out from the crowd in a competitive marketplace.

We have classroom sessions for you to book, and online training from Lynda.com. You can also gain valuable certification to impress potential employers.

Information Skills Training

Information Skills Training will help you to improve your Library and Information Literacy skills.

Whether you need to know how to find a book or journal article, or need tips on formatting your references, you can come to us for help.

Our Library Resources for your Subject pages will help you find the best resources for your area of study.

We also offer an appointment service called Ask the Library Trainer. We can give you guidance and advice in finding books and other information for your assignments.

Useful Information

Your UCLan Card

Use your UCLan Card to enter the UCLan Library, borrow items from any of our libraries or loan equipment from media stores.
You will also use the information on your UCLan Card to log onto the University Network, for services such as elearn Blackboard and your UCLan email account. Your default login details are printed on the back of your card.
Your UCLan card also gives you automatic access to Lancashire Libraries.

Opening Hours

During term time the Preston Campus Library is open 24/7. To keep up to date with our current opening hours visit the Opening Hours Page.

Using the Library

Visit the How the Library works pages to find out about all the services and resources available to you.

Online Library

We have a huge range of electronic Library materials accessed through our Online Library.They include full-text books, journals, trade publications, newspapers, reference materials and lots more. You can use these materials 24 hours a day by browsing to the UCLan Library web pages. You have the convenience of being able to study whether you are on campus, at home, at work or abroad.