Work is also being carried out at the university’s site in Lancaster, its largest campus.
Investment in the library there will result in more car parking, energy efficient windows and new decorations in buildings used by education, psychology and social work students.
The University of Cumbria also has campuses in Ambleside and London.
The institution is gearing up for clearing, the annual summer search for university places after exam results are published in August.
The university celebrated its 10th anniversary last year and has a history stretching back 150 years.
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