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Library locations

We have a range of library facilities throughout our campuses – please use the links below or the left hand menu options to find out more information and opening hours.


Ambleside has a fantastic flexible learning space based in the newly refurbished Barn with additional study space in the nearby Charlotte Mason Building. The Barn provides learning spaces, social and flexible areas, and learning resources/library services, with particular emphasis on outdoor studies, forestry, conservation, forensic science and business and leadership. There is also an integrated Reception for the campus, adjacent Barn café offering hot and cold snacks, IT access, networked and wireless internet connection, laptop loans, and a range of spaces available for study, meeting, and research, means the space is as flexible as possible.

Carlisle campuses

Fusehill St
The main library is located on the top floor of the Skiddaw building at Fusehill. Its holdings focus on health, education and the social science and include a law library and a large teaching practice collection.

Brampton Road  
The library at Brampton road is on the ground floor, and the main subject areas are the arts and policing. Books can be collected and returned here, study space and wireless access are available and there is a staffed LiSS information point. 

Lancaster Campus

Located next to The Keep, the library has fantastic views across the city. It has a diverse collection of over 160,000 items covering most subject areas.


The University of Cumbria has facilities within the Energus building at Lillyhall, in Workington, West Cumbria.

University of Cumbria
Energus Building
Blackwood Rd
Workington CA14 4JW

Reception facilities are provided by Energus. The ground floor has office, teaching and meeting spaces with IT facilities.


If you are a University of Cumbria student or member of staff based at our London site, you can request books and journal articles from the University library.

University Centre at Furness College

The new University Centre at Furness College provides state of the art facilities for all university students in the Furness area. As well as teaching space the centre provides flexible study space, computing facilities and a core collection of library books.