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Library locations

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

Ambleside

Ambleside has a fantastic flexible learning space based in the newly refurbished Barn (from Jan 2014) and pc area, additionally, in the nearby Charlotte Mason Building. The Barn provides teaching and learning spaces, social and flexible areas, and learning resources/library services, with particular emphasis on outdoor studies and business and leadership. There is also an integrated Reception for the campus, adjacent Barn 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, means the space is as flexible as possible.

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

Brampton Road 
Brand new facility located in the main building to the right of the entrance. Books can be collected and returned here, study space and wireless access are available and there is a staffed LiSS information point. 

Lancaster Campus

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.

Workington

The University of Cumbria has a flexible learning environment based within the Energus building at Lillyhall, Workington, West Cumbria. The area is staffed within core opening hours but can be accessed at any time with your Cumbria card. The facility has wireless study areas, laptop loan, flexible space which can be used for study, meetings or learning. 

London  

If you are a University of Cumbria student or member of staff based at our London site, you can request books and journal articles from the University library.

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.