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

The Library Rules and Regulations ensure the library provides a positive environment in support of your studies.

  • Ambleside

    Ambleside has a fantastic flexible learning space based in the Barn Library with additional study space in the nearby Charlotte Mason Building. The Barn Library provides learning spaces, social and flexible areas, and learning resources/library services, with particular emphasis on outdoor studies, forestry, conservation, business and leadership and paramedic practice. There is also an integrated Reception for the campus, a 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.

    You can find more information about the Ambleside library here



  • 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, policing and the social science and include a law library and a large teaching practice collection.

    Brampton Road  
    The library at Brampton road is a light, bright area on the ground floor, specialising in resources in the arts subjects. There ia a large collection of journals for use in the library. Excellent Wi-Fi is available and a mix of group study areas and silent study space

    You can find out more about the Carlisle libraries here

  • Lancaster

    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.

    You can find out more about the library at the Lancaster campus here.

  • London

    There is a library on the London campus and you can also request items from the other University of Cumbria libraries through OneSearch. You will be able to use the Tower Hamlets Schools Library Service which has an extensive collection of materials to support your Teaching Practice. 

    You can find more information about the London library here.

  • 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.

    You can find out more about the library in the University Centre at Furness College here