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.


Monday 30th March

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

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.

National Student Survey

Final year student? Tell us what you think


    The National Student Survey (NSS) is a widely recognised and independent survey which asks students to rate the quality of their university experience. As a final year undergraduate student here at UCLan, the NSS is your chance to make your mark by giving your feedback, and shaping the University and the course that you’ve studied for future students.

    It will only take 5-10 minutes and you could win some great prizes in our free prize draw.

    •   1st Prize: Choice of Microsoft Surface 2 Tablet or Games Console (Xbox or Playstation)
    •   2nd Prize: 2 x iPod Nanos
    •   3rd Prize: 5 x £20 Nando’s Vouchers

    Give your opinions on what you loved about your time here, as well as how you feel we could improve #TheUCLanExperience Take the survey now 

    CV builder

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    Create a first-class CV! 

    The CV Builder guides you step-by-step through the process of creating a first class CV. It includes lots of video clips from employers explaining what they are looking for in a graduate CV, together with things you should and shouldn’t do. There are also examples and prompts to help you throughout. Once you have completed the different sections you are able to download your CV as a Word document, which can be edited and tailored to a specific vacancy. You can also contact UCLan Careers to have it checked!’

    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 and use your UCLan ID and password.

    If you have any queries please contact LIS Customer Support .

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    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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