Support and Training

We offer a variety of support and training opportunities to help you to make the most of your research time, and get the best out of the Library.

Research staff and students are encouraged to attend training opportunities offered by the University.

Library Training Courses

We organise a programme of useful talks and workshops for staff, researchers and postgraduates. Find out what's on and book onto a session via our Library Training Courses page. 

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.


The Library's Academic Services Team is a key contact for help with finding information. Other important contacts include:

Research Development Programme (OED)

We contribute to the Research Development Programme which is co-ordinated by Organisation & Educational Development (OED).

In the Faculties

Each Faculty delivers researcher training and development courses. The Library aims to have input into these where possible.


Careers offer PhD students including workshops on career planning and writing academic CVs, and guidance on how to find post-doc job vacancies.