Use the Library

Take a look at the many ways Lancaster University’s library caters for distance learners

Lancaster Library provides much more than a collection of books. As well as offering scans of journal articles and book chapters and postal loans of printed titles, the Library also provides access to electronic books and journals. For a general guide, head to the Library website, where you can also find information on referencing resources.


As a Lancaster student you have access to thousands of eBooks across all subject areas.


The Library provides access to thousands of journals, most of which are available to read online.

Postal loans

You can also take advantage of the extensive print collection through our postal loan service. Contact the Library at to register for postal loans of printed titles. There is a small charge for this service.


For a small fee, you can request a scan or photocopy of an article or chapter of a book.

Use other libraries

Find out how to access collections at other academic libraries.

Search off-campus

Head to the OneSearch system.

Supporting distance learners

Individual support is provided for distance learners by phone, email, Skype and by appointment for those visiting campus.