On this page you will find our opening hours and contact details, information for new students and distance learning students and links to our twitter and Facebook accounts along with the menu on the left for links to our electronic resources and other services.
The four campus libraries are open all year but the hours vary to reflect demand.
The current opening hours, valid until Sunday 17th August, 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.
Our web pages offer you access to general information about the library, to services that we offer, to our library catalogue, to electronic resources and to guides and online help.
Each campus also has Subject Librarians who will often take you for classes during your modules to introduce you to different aspects of Information Literacy. You can also contact your Subject Librarian for help in using and finding resources and materials. Two or three students can be seen together in a tutorial if you want to come with a friend. Click on the link to find out how to contact your Subject Librarian.
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.