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COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Updated return to campus and pre-book your on-campus COVID test

Important: You will need to bring your Cumbria card with you to access Lancaster Library or The Keep. Swipe your card on the pad to the left of the entrance to open the door.

During opening hours you can go into the library to collect books that you have reserved in advance via the ‘Click and Collect’ service or to return books. Please access this online service here:

Please only stay on campus for the time it takes you to collect or return books, to support our safety efforts and reduce the number of people on campus. 

You can book a space or study room in the Library or the IT lab in the Keep  here: 

Returning Books

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.

Discover Lancaster Library

The library at Lancaster is open for you to pick up your click and collect books. There are signs to help you to observe safe social distancing. 


Opening hours 

If you have library books out they will auto renew until the end of your course. We are running a 'click and collect' service for library books - you place a request on OneSearch and we will send you an email when it is ready for you to collect. We will issue them to your library account so all you need to do is come in and collect your bag of books!

If you need any information or have any questions please email

If you are working on an assignment and need any help, for instance with referencing or finding a particular resource, please email 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 book your space in advance at and 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.


April 12 - May 2 2021

Monday - Friday 


9.00am - 5.00pm 

Saturday and  Sunday



May 3 - May 9 2021




 Tuesday - Friday

9.00am - 5.00pm

Saturday and Sunday



 May 10 - May 16 2021

Monday - Friday

9:00am -5:00pm

Saturday and Sunday 




University of Cumbria - Lancaster campus

Bowerham Road
Lancaster LA1 3JD


Map of Lancaster campus


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