The Library (Preston Campus)

The library building provides comfortable, flexible study spaces and offers a wealth of excellent learning resources, extensive collections of information sources and access to expert help and advice.

As well as access to thousands of books, audio-visual materials and journals, the library also provides:

  • Extensive opening hours (including 24/7 opening during term time)
  • A wide range of different study environments for both individual and group study including bookable study rooms and pods
  • A large number of electronic resources which are available wherever you have access to the internet
  • Media suite containing Apple Macs
  • Self-service issue and return facilities
  • Open access PCs and wireless access throughout the building
  • Vending machines
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The library being open 24/7 is fantastic as it allows us to work in a concentrated environment whenever suits for us. The onsite security also makes you feel much safer.
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Ethan Williams
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United Kingdom

Visitors and external membership

Visitors are welcome to use our library (Preston Campus), and to consult library collections subject to showing the appropriate forms of identification at the reception desk.

Find out more

Library Search

  • Check your library account
  • Renew items
  • Make a reservation
  • Create 'favourites' lists
  • View full search results
Use Library Search

Detailed information

Kit list

  • The library is equipped with a full range of computers, printers and scanners.
  • Within the library you can also find the UCLan Print service, this is for specialist printing. They offer many other services such as binding and laminating.


Open 24 hours during term time. Opening times may be subject to change.

View our AccessAble guide.

General enquiry