Library and eLearning

  • Using the Library

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  • UWS Libraries

    • Ayr Campus
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      The collection in the Library at Ayr is largely comprised of books, journals and DVDs, and reflects the subjects taught on campus, which include the creative industries, childhood studies, primary education, secondary education, nursing, computing, business and management. 

      The Library is centrally located on campus, so it is the ideal place for you to discuss your coursework with friends in our group study areas. There are PCs and laptops to help you produce your essays, and there's a printer/photocopier/scanner on every level. Wi-Fi is available throughout the building, giving more flexibility for accessing the internet using your own device.
    • Dumfries Campus
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      The Crichton Library is situated in the Dumfries and Galloway College Building at the Dumfries Campus.

      The Library is managed by UWS and provides library services to all students and staff of the 3 partner institutions: University of Glasgow, Dumfries & Galloway College, and UWS. The Library is the ‘hub’ of the building, and supports UWS courses in Dumfries in business, computing, nursing, childhood studies and social work.

      The Library has 3 distinct zones offering a choice of study environment, and there are several PC clusters so that you can access University-wide Library and online resources.  The Crichton Library also benefits from self-issue machines, so no need to wait in a queue at the Service Desk. 
    • Hamilton Campus
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      The Hamilton Campus Library is in the Almada Building and supports study in business, law, accounting, computing, engineering, science, sport, nursing, midwifery, social sciences and journalism. The collection includes a broad selection of law reports and excellent literature and history sections.

      The Library PC lab includes space for laptop users, and there are a number of PCs fitted with accessibility software. The Library has photocopiers, a printer, over 150 study spaces, and a dedicated quiet study room, and it is also Wi-Fi enabled. 
    • Paisley Campus
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      The Robertson Trust Library & Learning Resource Centre is located on the edge of the campus, close to Paisley town centre. Over its three floors, the Library supports courses in business, computing, social sciences, engineering, science, languages, sport, health, nursing and midwifery, and is home to UWS Library’s Special Collections Department.

      Library users can take advantage of around 1,000 quiet and group study spaces, including the vibrant Learning Centre and café on the ground floor. There are several networked PC clusters throughout the building, totaling around 60 computers, all with access to printers.

      The Library is also Wi-Fi enabled.