Subject Support

The Library's Academic Services Team can help you make more effective use of the library and library resources, including e-books, e-journals and journal databases. 

This can be either on a one-to-one basis, or by attending library training courses

Contact the team

In person: Ask at the Information Point in the Library, or make an appointment with a member of the team via

Over the phone: Call the Information Point on +44 (0)1524 592516 (during staffed service), or any member of the team

By email:

Details of individual team members can be found below. 

Subject Guides

Each academic department at Lancaster has a Subject Guide, curated and maintained by a resource specialist for that area. To find the Subject Guide for your department browse our index.

Academic Services Team

The Library Academic Services team provides liaison between the Library and the Academic Departments, managing the development of Library collections and supporting learning, teaching and research activities.

The Academic Services Team is arranged in three functional areas: Content, Teaching and Learning, and Research. 


Helen Clish

Lorna Pimperton

Caroline Gibson

Teaching and Learning

Andy Holgate

Tim Leonard

Paul Newnham


Louise Tripp 

Tanya Williamson 

The Library's Academic Services Team was reorganised in Summer 2015. For information see our FAQ Document: Changes to Academic Services

If you would like to recommend a new book for the Library, you can complete our Recommend A Book form.