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Facilities

As a Lancaster University student you can make use of a range of excellent study facilities during the course your studies. These include the Library and Learning Zone, as well as facilities provided by your faculty and/or department.

Just for postgraduates

As a Graduate College student you can also access a range of additional facilities. These include:

  • Dedicated postgraduate-only Study Hub in Lancaster city centre, based at The Storey Institute. The study hub offers a large, quiet work space with access to the University's eduroam wifi, plus a small groupwork room with a big screen to plug your laptop/tablet into. Open Monday-Saturday 9am-9pm (hours vary during Bank Holidays and National Holidays). You will need your postgraduate University card to gain entry. PCs and printing facilities are not currently available here.
  • 24-hours computer room (PC Lab) with 25 PCs, plus group collaboration space, and printing facilities. Located in House 09, Graduate College.
  • Shower room and lockers for off-campus students. Contact the College Manager if you would like a locker. 
  • 24-hours Study Hub (for quiet study) and Social Hub (for group study, socialising, social events, and playing pool, darts and table tennis etc) - study only from midnight (00:00) until 08:00 daily. The space includes a small kitchenette with drinks making facilities and boiling water tap, plus 2 PCs and printing facilities. Located in House 11, Graduate College.
  • Your Postgraduate University Card is required to access all these areas.

Library

Our modern Library was refurbished in 2016 and has gone from strength to strength. You will enjoy the modern facilities with many different styles of seating so you can find a place that suits you best. There are also study spaces you can book out for group work, and a range of learning resources and guides to help you make the most of the resources available.

First for student experience

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

Learning Zone

Located across from the Library, the Learning Zone is a 24/7 study space that is excellent for group work, and equally good if you want to study independently in an informal environment. The zone has a range of pods, all with interactive technology, some of which can be booked for group project work, practising presentations or course work meetings.