Academic Services Team

The Library's Academic Services Team can help you make more effective use of the library and library resources, including e-books, e-journals and journal databases. 

This can be either on a one-to-one basis, or by attending library training courses

Contact the team

In person: Ask at the Information Point in the Library, or make an appointment with a member of the team via

Over the phone: Call the Information Point on +44 (0)1524 592516 (during staffed service), or any member of the team

By email:

Details of individual team members can be found below. 

Subject Guides

Each academic department at Lancaster has a Subject Guide, curated and maintained by a resource specialist for that area. To find the Subject Guide for your department browse our index.

The Library Academic Services Team provides liaison between the Library and the Academic Departments, managing the development of Library collections and supporting learning, teaching and research activities. The Academic Services Team is arranged in two functional areas: Content, and Teaching and Learning. 

Enquiries for the Academic Services Team can be sent to and the right member of the team will respond. 


Caroline Gibson: Faculty Librarian (FHM, LUMS)

Lorna Pimperton: Faculty Librarian (FASS)

Teaching and Learning

Lesley English: Faculty Librarian (FST)

Andy Holgate: Faculty Librarian (LUMS)

Paul Newnham: Faculty Librarian (FASS)

Tanya Williamson: Faculty Librarian (FHM)


If you would like to recommend a new book for the Library, you can complete our Recommend A Book form.