There is a staffed Library on each of the 4 campuses at Ayr, Dumfries, Hamilton and Paisley, which offer study and printing/ copying/ scanning facilities and stock print/physical items to support the University's subject portfolio. This is supplemented by the online collections giving access to electronic books, journal articles and conference papers.
On this page you will find our opening hours, information for new and distance learning students, our twitter feed and a menu on the left giving links to our electronic resources and other services.
Summer works at Paisley Over the summer there have been major improvements carried out in the Paisley Campus Library, Level 3 North including better networking provision, lighting and decoration as well as refurbished toilets. The building works are almost finished so the Health Nursing and Midwifery stock and heavily-used sections of the engineering and science stock remain in an adjacent part of the library, with access unaffected. Please bear with us as we gradually relocate the stock and ready the area for users. This was a much larger project than was originally planned for, but we now have a great environment for learners.
If you have any questions about this please email email@example.com or speak to any of the library staff at Paisley campus.
The four campus libraries are open all year but the hours vary to reflect demand.
The current opening hours, valid until Sunday 14th December, are:
For opening hours at other times of the year, please see our table. Note: all dates/ times are provisional and may change.
Ayr Campus Library recently won a prestigious SCONUL Library Design Award. The SCONUL awards recognise the best in the design of higher education libraries. More on this story...
UWS Library is currently trialling the EBSCO Discovery Service. This tool allows you to combine your searching for journal articles from our online databases and books from our catalogue. The Discovery Service provides a one-stop searching shop! Try using the tool, and let us know what you think, including any suggestions you may have. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, putting EBSCO Discovery Service in the subject line.
UWS Library is currently trialling Inderscience. Inderscience consists of almost 400 high-quality peer-reviewed international research journals, which covers a wide-range of subjects, including science, engineering and technology; management, public and business administration; environment, ecological economics and sustainable development; computing, ICT and internet/web services, and related areas. Access is available on-campus and via VPN (Virtual Private Network). The trial lasts until August this year and we would be grateful of any feedback. Either email us at email@example.com, or contact your Subject Librarian.
The menu on the left gives access to our services, contact details and links to our resources:
Advice is also available from the Subject Librarians who often take part in your classes to give you tips on effectively finding, evaluating and presenting information gleaned from the material published in your subject area. You can also ask for advice by email or in small groups.
We have hundreds of electronic books and access to thousands of journal articles on many different subjects which will help you with your studies wherever you are.
You will need your student ID and network password - probably your date of birth in DDMMYY format - to login to the electronic resources.
Please contact your Subject Librarian to help you make the most of the resources.
In addition to the electronic resources and support, there are other ways we can try to help you access either our library or an alternative library nearer your own home.