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FHS library places and spaces, The main library is located on the top floor of the Skiddaw building at Fusehill. The library collection focuses on health, education and the social sciences. The library also includes a law collection and a large teaching practice collection.

We want our library spaces to feel inclusive, welcoming and considerate of all members of our university community. To this end, we ask our users to check out this page of ways you can help us achieve this: Library Etiquette


Opening hours - Carlisle Fusehill St Library 

The library is swipe access only after 5pm and at the weekend so please remember your Cumbria card.

25 September 
- 9 December 2023

Monday -  Thursday     8.30am - 8.30pm
Friday  8.30am - 5.00pm
Saturday 10.30am - 4.00pm
Sunday Closed

10 December - 17 December 2023

Monday -  Thursday  8.30am - 8.30pm
Friday  8.30am - 5.00pm
Saturday and Sunday Closed

18 December - 24 December 2023

Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm
Saturday and Sunday Closed

25 December - 31 December 2023




1 January - 7 January 2024
Monday  Closed
Tuesday - Friday          9.00am - 5.00pm
Saturday 10.30am - 4.00pm
Sunday Closed

Explore Fusehill Street Campus and Library

Map of Fusehill Street campus

Home to our courses in health, science, zoology, biosciences, education, business, law and policing, criminology and security which our library collection reflects. 

Campus Location

University of Cumbria
Fusehill Street
Cumbria CA1 2HH

Explore our collections


Study Spaces

There is a range of study spaces in the library including group and silent areas. Additional flexible learning space is provided in the Learning Gateway

Study rooms can be booked online here: Book a study space

Fusehill Street students can also use the study spaces at the Library at Brampton Road



Staff in the library are ready to welcome you and to answer your queries.

Students can also ask for help via the Student Enquiry Point.

If you are studying in the evening or at the weekend and have a query please use the Ask a Librarian service.

Our full contact details can also be viewed online.


Borrowing and Returning Books

Find out how to borrow, renew and return books whilst you are a member of our libraries. If you have library books out they will auto renew until the end of your course unless they are requested by someone else. We will send you an email letting you know which book needs to be returned so please check your student email regularly.


Using the library as a visitor

If you would like to visit or join our library as an external borrower, find out more on our joining the library page.  

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