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The Learning Resources Guide: VALNOW Service

VALNOW Service

VALNOW Service


Borrowing books from the University of Central  Lancashire (UCLan students only)


If you are a studying a UCLan higher education course at Wigan & Leigh College then you may borrow books from the UCLan Preston Library by using the VALNOW (Virtual Academic Library of the North West) service.

Essentially, the process is :

  1. Use the UCLan library catalogue to search for a book.
  2. Ensure that the book is not available from our own (W&L College) Library Service.
  3. Ensure that the book is not available as an eBook.
  4. Make an online  request for the book indicating from which W&L College LR Centre you wish to collect. [Note that you will need to enter your W&L College email address].
  5. Once the book arrives, we will notify you.
  6. Return the book to the LR Centre and we will post it back to UCLan. 

You may obtain further information including links to the UClan Library Catalogue and the  book Request Form  directly from the UCLan website.

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