Learning Resources and IT Services

The Loop Learning Resource Centres

Featuring a mix of computer, group work and quiet study areas, our Learning Resource Centres (The Loops) will play an important part in your studies. Here you can access a wide range of physical and online resources such as eBooks and full text journal databases, which provide 24/7 support for your academic work. Our online catalogue is also available 24/7, allowing you to check reading lists, reserve titles and renew borrowed items from our extensive eBook library.

The majority of course-specific materials are located at the campus where your course is based. However you can still access computing and copying facilities at other campuses as well. Back-up support materials such as video tutorials and quick start guides are available through our virtual learning environment, Moodle. We can also provide material from other libraries through our Interlibrary Lending Scheme.

The Loop Learning Teams

When you start your course, the Learning Team at your local Loop will organise a welcome tour to help you find your way around. Our learning advisers have in-depth knowledge of your subject area and can support you in finding high quality research material. They also offer one-to-one sessions to help you develop your digital and research skills.

Loop Opening Times

Bispham Campus - Bispham Loop
Open: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 8.30am-5pm & Wednesday 8.30am-8pm

University Centre - Central Loop
03/06/2019 – 21/06/2019  08:30 – 19:00 Monday to Thursday,  Friday 08:30 – 17:00
24/06/2019 – 24/08/2019  09:00 – 16:00 Monday to Friday (closed for lunch between 12:30 – 13:00.during the summer period)
Saturday opening hours will resume in September

Fleetwood Nautical Campus - Fleetwood Loop
Open: Monday to Thursday 8.30am-8pm, Friday 8.30am-5pm & Saturday 10am-3.45pm