30 March 2017
Lancaster University Library has taken first position in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2017

The survey draws together the views of 15,876 students who rate their own university across 22 different categories. 

Student satisfaction against the measure “good library and library opening hours” achieved a score of 6.6 out of a possible 7, putting the Library joint first in the ranking of 122 institutions. 

This follows an excellent performance in the National Student Survey of 2016, when the Library scored 92% satisfaction with library facilities. 

The refurbished Library opened its doors in early 2016 and has gone from strength to strength. Users love the modern study facilities and stunning environment, and attendance regularly exceeds 150% of pre-refurbishment peaks. 

For Director of Library Services Peter Maggs, the Library is central to the student experience. “A good library, that is effective and supports teaching, learning and research, and offers a really innovative learning space, is something people see as central to the university.” 

Lancaster University rose 10 places to reach 21 out of 122, achieving second place for Accomodation. Lancaster also ranked highly for Security, Facilities and Social Life. 

You can see the full results of the survey on the Times Higher Education website.