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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. Find out how many people are in the library using our new live data-app!
Borrowing Books
Distance Learning Services
Fines & How to Avoid them
Library Code of Conduct
Opening Hours
Partner Colleges
Visitors & Externals

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.
Ask Your Librarian - advice and guidance on finding books, referencing and much more 
Special Collections
Study Spaces - how to book a study space
UCLan Print Services
Book a library tour -  Tours will take place every hour from 10am till 4pm during welcome week and week 1. There will be a maximum capacity of 8.

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.
Electronic Resources
Using other libraries (including Sconul Access)
Requesting items from other libraries
UCLan Reading Lists
Search by Subject
Services for Researchers

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.