Opening times

Opening times

The UCLan Library will close at 22:00 until further notice, to find the opening times of the support desks, please click here.


Friday 4th September

The UCLan Library will be open until 22:00 today, and to find the opening times of the support desks, click here.

Changes to the Library and The i

During this summer vacation, the ground floor of the Library and services in the The <i> will undergo substantial changes as part of some exciting developments designed to enhance the student experience at UCLan. The modifications come as a direct result of your feedback channelled through national and University student surveys and other, more informal feedback mechanisms.
Come September, The <i>, already a one-stop-shop for many student enquiries, will include frontline services transferred from across the University to ensure students experience a more streamlined service able to provide answers to the majority of their questions or queries.
Alongside the enhancements to the student information service which will be located at the front of the ground floor, further remodelling of the space will also provide a significant amount of quiet study space and incorporate:

• an area, at the back of the Library, sectioned off with floor to ceiling sound proof glass panels.
• several self-service work stations
• collaborative study space

The Library will stay open during the refurbishment period. We will be posting regular updates to the LIS social media channels (Facebook and Twitter) and on this Student Support page. If you have questions about the changes our FAQs are worth a read, any additional queries can be directed to

Summer 2015 opening at the UCLan Library

If you're planning a visit to the UCLan Library in Preston here are the summer opening times.

·       Help, advice and support available on the Student Support pages, including The Library, The <i>  and  FAQs).

If you need access to a HE library, UCLan is a member of NoWAL and the Sconul Access schemes – please check opening times of the individual library concerned before your visit.

Graduation 2015: lasting memories of your special day

Details about graduation DVDs

The UCLan Graduation Ceremonies for July are now over - congratulations to all the successful graduates!

If you're still feeling incredibly proud of your achievement, why not relive and share the memories of your special day with friends and family?

DVDs of the ceremonies (including HD download) are available to order.






Microsoft Office 365 - free for UCLan students

Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus is available FREE for all UCLan students and can be downloaded on a maximum of 5 devices - PCs, Macs, tablets (including iPad) and smartphones.

In addition to this you also have access to:

* OneDrive for Business – with a huge 1 Terabyte of personal storage space in the cloud (in addition to the 50GB email space you already have).

* Office Online – Create and edit Word, OneNote, PowerPoint, and Excel documents from any device’s web browser and save to your OneDrive for Business space.

More information about how to install the software is available on our Office 365 web page.

    Tips for saving & backing up your work

    Tips  about saving and backing up your work.

    Start by saving your work to the right place. The number one and safest place is the University network which is identified by the letter N:\. Information saved here is also accessible wherever you have internet access using the Remote Access Service.

    Follow these tips to keep any of your important work and documents safe:

    • Save regularly as you work.

    • Make several copies and store in different places

    • Never rely on USB sticks, they are easily lost or left behind and also easily corrupted. It’s fine to use one, just make sure you save additional copies of the file elsewhere.

    • If opening a file from an email attachment which you intend to work on, save it using the ‘save as’ feature to a known location such as your N: \ drive and open it from there.

    Semester 2 Results:
    available from 29 June 2015

    Your Semester 2 exam results are available to view securely online on myUCLan from 29 June 2015.

    Printed transcripts will be posted to students who have gained an award - normally within one week of the publication of results.

    Further information about assessment results (including FAQs) can be found here.

    If you need to retake any assessments this summer, make sure you download our Summer Support Booklet for all the information you need on what support is available from the university.

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    Pilot of noise text alert service in the Library

    Report noise issues to our security team by text

    student using a smartphoneGot problems with noise in the Library? Other students socialising or talking loudly whilst you’re trying to study and wishing ‘they’ would be quiet so you can concentrate?
    As promised, from 16th March, we’ve started piloting our new text alert service whereby you can send a message to the Library security team making them aware of any noise issues within the Library and a member of staff will attend as soon as they can.

    Text LIBNOISE (in capital letters with no spaces) leave a space then add your message to 60081, telling us where you are and what is happening, for example:

    LIBNOISE students in study room 22 making lots of noise or
    LIBNOISE student talking on phone in silent study room

    Your normal text charges will apply.

    Thanks to those of you who have used the service so far. As it’s a pilot we’d love your feedback about how it’s working so we can address any issues.
    Please contact with your comments.

    Free access to a fantastic training database

    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. 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 use your UCLan username and password to login and see what it’s all about.

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