Liverpool John Moores University is a large university in Liverpool in the North of England. It was created in 1992 from Liverpool Polytechnic, but has a history dating back to 1823. The university has three campuses around Liverpool at which over 24,000 students study. Liverpool John Moores has three main Learning Resource Centres (LRCs): Aldham Robarts (Mount Pleasant Campus), Avril Robarts (City Campus) and IM Marsh (IM Marsh Campus). Each caters generally for the subjects in the campus it services, but materials can be requested from the other LRCs. Books, journals, videos, DVDs and periodicals are all available for use or loan. Each LRC has a desk for loans and returns with some very friendly, helpful staff and a separate desk for computing issues such as printer credits and technical problems. There are also self issue and return points. Access to the LRC is gained swiping by your student card, and this also acts as your borrower card. The two main city-centre libraries are very modern and have excellent facilities including group and quiet study areas, lots of computers, photocopying and access to electronic journals.