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Lancaster University Library

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A Library at the heart of Lancaster University's community, local and global. We connect, we innovate, we include.

Welcome to the library

The Library sits at the heart of the Lancaster University. The library building is located at the centre of the Bailrigg campus, providing a welcoming, open and inclusive place for library and university activity. Integrating our in-person provision with a strong digital presence extends the library's reach well beyond campus, so our resources, facilities and support are available wherever you are.

Our approach is based on a library vision Towards 2025, that expresses our firm commitment to be innovative and inclusive in all we do, and a desire to connect with and bring people together.

The library towards 2025

The library vision describes our ambitions for the five year period up to academic year 2025-26. It outlines our approach and commitments to providing a library that fully integrates digital and physical provision, connecting and partnering with our communities, taking innovative and sustainable approaches, and underpinning all we do by seeking to be inclusive and celebrating diversity.

The Library Towards 2025
Side profile of the Library, with the lights shining out from the windows.

What's on in the Library August 2023

Correcting the scholarly record, and dispelling myths around corrections- Wednesday, September 20, 10:00am - 11:00am

A core part of publication ethics is that when published research is affected by errors or misconduct, this must be corrected. This webinar aims to explain both the process of fixing errors and misconceptions about corrections, focusing on journal articles.

Macmillan Coffee Morning- Friday, September 29, 2023Time:10:00am - 11:30am

Macmillan Coffee Morning Organised by the Parent Carer Network and the Library. An opportunity to find out more about the Library new Family Room and raise money in aid of Macmillan.

Library Skills Sessions:

Nuclear Engineering - Maximise your use of Library Resources - Wednesday, August 2, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Library Skills Session for Engineering PGRs- Monday, September 18, 10:00am - 1:00pm

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Explore the library

  • What's on

    We have a rich programme of activities, both on campus and online. Explore our programme of workshops, exhibitions and other events.

  • Visit

    Discover the library building and find all you need to plan your visit, including details of community card membership.

  • Collections

    Explore our extensive print and online collections, including primary source materials, Special Collections and Archives, and Lancaster Digital Collections.

  • Learn

    Find out how our Faculty Librarian and Learning Development teams support learning, including partnering with students, working with schools and independent online learning.

  • 研究

    Find out how we support the University commitment to open research by partnering with researchers and supporting research activity.

  • Connect

    Connect with us via social media and find out more about our partnership activities.