Our welcome guide has everything you need to know to get started using the Library. 

You can also pick up one of our Library Essentials leaflets in the Library or Learning Zone. 

Keep an eye out for our Library Student Ambassadors who will be able to give you a short introduction to the Library and answer any questions you have. You'll see them at the entrance to the Library during the first few weeks of term. 

You may receive an introduction to the Library as part of your course, or you can attend one of our introductory sessions which are open to all. 

Your space to think

Your Library is a stunning, newly refurbished space, open 24/7 in term-time. It has been designed to be a unique, serious, academic study environment. 

How do you prefer to study?

Choose from 1200 workspaces in Silent and Quiet Zones, designed to suit formal and informal individual learning styles. There is power throughout for all your devices, as well as fixed PCs and loanable laptops.

For groups

Book one of the 37 group work spaces in the Library and Learning Zone. The larger ones have interactive IT. For more informal group discussion, drop into the Learning Zone

You can book group study space via the Library website and iLancaster


For postgraduates

As a postgraduate or member of staff, you can access the Postgraduate Study Area on C Floor for silent study. You also have the choice of dedicated postgraduate study spaces elsewhere on campus and in the centre of Lancaster.

Study and Social Hub in Graduate College 

Postgraduate Study Hub in the Storey Institute