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.
Staff and students: additional library resources are provided on the university's VLE - login to Moodle, select the Services dropdown, then Library and Library (Moodle).
The four campus libraries are open all year but the hours vary to reflect demand.
The current opening hours, valid until Sunday 1st February 2015, are:
The hours for the following period - Monday 2nd February to Friday 3rd April - 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 is a current holder of one of the prestigious SCONUL Library Design Awards. The SCONUL awards recognise the best in the design of higher education libraries. More on this story...
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.