Academic Services

Lancaster University Library provides a range of services and support for teaching staff. 

Find the key contacts for the following areas of support:

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. To contact the Academic Services Team please email

The Library's Academic Services Team can help you and your students 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

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


Lorna Pimperton

Caroline Gibson

Teaching and Learning

Find out how the Library's Teaching and Learning Team can contribute to Curriculum Development in your department.

Andy Holgate

Tim Leonard

Paul Newnham


Tanya Williamson 

Research Data Management and PURE

Hardy Schwamm

Research Data and Repository Manager

See our Research Data Management and PURE pages for more information.

Research Bites

Research Bites are short, informal sessions aimed at the research community at Lancaster University, which includes postgraduates, research students and staff. The aim is to deliver useful information, start discussions and answer questions for the benefit of anyone conducting research at Lancaster University.

Research Bites has been initiated by the Library, and our colleagues across the University are involved in suggesting topics and delivering sessions. For more information see our Research Bites blog, or for upcoming sessions see our Events Calendar page. 

If you wish to get in touch about Research Bites, please contact Tanya Williamson.

Resource Lists

For help and support with the Library's Resource Lists system please contact

We can provide assistance on Resource Lists by phone or email. If you are new to Resource Lists we are happy to visit you at your department to get you started on the system. See this Panopto recording of a demonstration of Resource Lists to a group of academic staff in the Management School as an example of what we could offer.

Our Resource Lists section contains further information and instructions and screencasts for how to get the most out Resource Lists. 

Open Access

Our Open Access pages give an overview of publishing Open Access research at Lancaster. For further information/support on Open Access please email 


EndNote is the officially supported Reference Management tool at Lancaster. Please see our EndNote support pages for help, FAQs, connection files and more. If you need any help using EndNote, please contact Lorna Pimperton.