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. There's additional information for distance learners in our guide Library Essentials for Distance Learners

There will be plenty of staff around who will be able to give you a short introduction to the Library and answer any questions you have. You'll see them on the Ground Floor during the first few weeks of term. 

You may receive an introduction to the Library as part of your course. Introduction to IT, the Library and Learning Development sessions are running on Wednesday the 3rd and Thursday 4th October - see the University Welcome Week Schedule for details. If you miss the Welcome Week sessions a video is available:  

Our interactive Getting Started Using the Library workshops are running throughout the Michaelmas term. Visit our Library and Information Skills page to book a place! 

Your space to think

Your Library is a stunning, recently 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 more than 1300 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

All postgraduates and members of staff can use the Postgraduate Study Area on C Floor for silent study. There are also dedicated postgraduate study spaces elsewhere on campus and in the centre of Lancaster. For more details of study facilities available to postgraduates, see the Graduate College website.