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Learning Resources Centres (LRC)

Services and facilities to help you succeed in your studies


From individual and quiet study to group study spaces and rooms,  we have two large and airy LRCs, one at de Havilland Campus and one at College Lane Campus that are open 24/7 to help you succeed in your studies.  

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Visit the LRC

Here’s what you need to know about visiting the LRCs:

Planning a visit? 

The LRCs are open 24/7 for current Herts students, staff, and holders of UH ID cards under the SCONUL Access Scheme.  

  • Check the University website: for the latest LRC opening hours before you travel.
  • Don’t forget to bring your University of Hertfordshire ID card with you as you’ll need it to swipe in and out of the LRCs, borrow books and Chromebooks, and use the printers.  See Accessing the LRC using your UH ID card.
  • Please note that unsupervised children and young people will not be admitted to our LRCs at any time.  Please see information on the University website about visiting with children and young people under the age of 18:
  • If you are unable to come to campus and visit the LRC we have lots of support to help you stay connected to your studies.  Find out more about accessing LRC services online.  
  • The LRCs are currently open to walk-in visitors aged 18 and over.  Find out more on our website 
  • If you wish to arrange a group visit please contact our Helpdesk
  • For accurate, up-to-date venue access information about LRC spaces you can also use the University of Hertfordshire Accessibility Guide on the AccessAble website and the AccessAble app (available on iOS and Android) to help you easily and safely plan your journey around campus and remove the uncertainty of travelling to new places.  
  • Please note that no dogs, other than guide or assistance dogs are permitted to access the University grounds and premises, including our Learning Resource Centres.  More information is available on the University website here: Assistance dogs on University premises

What's available in our LRCs

See our summary below and for more information on using services and facilities in the LRC and online please see

Space to study - choose the right space for you

  • 24/7 LRC access for staff and students
  • Bookable group study rooms
  • A range of study spaces, including quiet study areas, and spaces for group work and individual study 

A range of technology to support your studies

Books and more

Help and support

  • LRC Welcome desk on the ground floor of both LRCs for face to face support.
  • LRC Information Points are available on all floors of the LRCs to look up books or find answers to common questions on AskHerts
  • Study Success Hubs for face to face study skills support.   
  • Helpdesk support available 24/7, with face-to-face appointments available.  Service updates available on
  • Security staff are available in each LRC to deal with lost property, emergencies and first aid.

Find out more about how and where to get help and support when studying in the LRC: 

Other facilities

 Improving our learning spaces

If you have any feedback or suggestions about how we can improve our spaces and services please let us know at  

Contact Us

Helpdesk - Library and Computing Services

Library and Computing Services

Today - Open 24 Hours
Please refer to the LCS Service Status page for updates on service availability. Online and telephone support is available 08:00 to 18:00 Monday - Friday with telephone support only available outside of these times.