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University of chester lis

Learning and Information Services

Learning and Information Services offers a wide range of IT and library services on behalf of the University at our campuses in Chester, Thornton, Warrington and at the Faculty of Health and Social Care Education Centres in Leighton and Clatterbridge Hospitals.


Our Services

Computer Network

We manage a high speed internet connection which you’ll use for your studies and entertainment whilst at the University.

The network provides a managed web service in halls of residence, (ResNET) a Virtual Learning Environment (Portal), hundreds of computers around the University for you to use in Open Access Suites, “follow me “printing via Multi-functional printer, copier, scanners and a wireless network in many buildings so you can connect and print from your own laptop almost anywhere.

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We hold extensive collections of books and journals to support University teaching and research, plus audio-visual and IT resources to help staff and students prepare learning materials and produce assignments and dissertations.

  • Library Services – Print and online resources for your studies
  • External Readers – Services we offer to any member of the public
  • Library Catalogue – Browse, reserve and check your borrowing record
  • Lapsafe – laptops available to loan for use in the Library
  • Sconul & Eduroam access  – Services we offer to staff and students from other Universities
  • Study spaces & Zones – Maximize your study potential in our booths and zones
  • Media Services – Audio & digital equipment available to loan
  • Open Access Locations
  • University Card
  • Printing

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LIS – University Card

The Card

This card will be used for various functions, including access to buildings, library borrowing and as a form of ID.

The University card is compulsory and issued free of charge. All students will need to supply a good quality colour digital photograph in JPG format (the format normally produced by digital cameras and mobile phones), for the card to be produced.

Getting The Card

A few guidelines for when taking the photograph you should:

  • Take it with a good quality camera or camera phone – at least 2 mega-pixels
  • Be directly facing the camera
  • Be close (but not too close!) to the camera
  • Have a neutral background to the picture
  • Ensure the photograph is a good likeness.

The photograph should be of a similar quality and format as would be submitted for a driving license or passport.

Once your photograph has been taken, please visit the following website to submit your photograph: or use the University of Chester App, available for iPhone, Windows and Android phone formatts.

Please submit your photograph online prior to the start of your course as this will allow us time to ensure your University card is ready for you when you arrive. Failure to submit the photograph in good time may result in delays in the proccessing of your University card.

Need help?

If you need any assistance with your photograph submission, please contact the Learning and Information Services Helpdesk by emailing or calling 01244 511234.