Lancaster University

Contact details

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Lancaster University

About the library

Lancaster University Library comprises a single library building at the heart of the University campus. In addition to housing the Library's physical collections including books, journals, audio visual materials and maps, it also includes the Special Collections Department. The Library now provides a digital scholarship laboratory, collaborative research space, configurable exhibition space and project space for working with Library Special Collections and other creative projects.

The Library holds extensive print and electronic collections which support teaching and research at the University. Special Collections includes a music and entertainment archive from 1920s-1960s, Socialist Pamphlet collection, Patten World War II pamphlet collection and various collections from late 1400s to the present day covering topics related to teaching and research at the university.

The local library catalogue is available online.

Lancaster University also contributes to the Archives Hub. To browse descriptions of their archive materials, visit their Archives Hub information page.

British Library inter-library loan codes

Library code


Policy code


For an explanation of these codes, and for more information on arranging inter-library loans, see the inter-library loans page on the British Library website.

Accessing materials

Can I see live document availability on Library Hub Discover? Yes.

Can I obtain items via inter-library loan? Yes - subject to the library's local lending policy. See their website for details. You must request an inter-library loan via a library of which you are a member. Talk to your own library staff for advice on ordering an item.

Can I visit the library to view materials? Yes - see the library's website for access details. If you wish to visit it is advisable to contact the library in advance, to ensure that they can accommodate you and that the material you need will be available.


Browse all of the Lancaster University Library's records in Library Hub Discover here.