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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 and provides access to open study spaces, group study rooms, printers, vending machines and much more. 

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Returning Books


Opening hours 

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 an email with details of the book that needs to be returned so please check your email regularly.

If you need any information or have any questions please visit 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.

See Studying from home for more details, support and guidance.

The IT lab in the Keep on the Lancaster Campus (next to the library) is open for limited study space 24/7. Please ensure that you have undergone asymptomatic Covid testing before you come on to campus. You will need your Cumbria Card to swipe into the building via the library ramp and we strongly encourage you to download the NHS app and scan the QR code when you enter the building.

When in library and all other campus spaces, please observe the safety protocols set out in the campus guide for students - keeping ourselves safe booklet.






10 January - 10 April 2022

Monday - Friday

9.00am - 5.00pm

swipe access 5.00pm - 8.00pm

Saturday and Sunday swipe access 9.00am - 5.00pm

University of Cumbria - Lancaster campus

Bowerham Road
Lancaster LA1 3JD

Map of Lancaster campus


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