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).
Sessions for Success is a series of workshops, which will support your academic learning and employability. Delivered jointly by the Library, Effective Learning, and Careers, these sessions will cover topics ranging from literature searching to academic writing, and from using EndNote to improving your employability. There will also be a series of Dissertation Clinics, where students can come with any questions relating to writing their dissertations.
Sessions for Success will run throughout Trimester 2 on Paisley Campus, and are open to all students. No need to sign up…just turn up on the day!
*All sessions will run from 12.15-1.00*
Sessions will be held in the Library Seminar Room (Level 2) and the Careers & Employability Office, Elles Block.
For more information, click here.
The four campus libraries are open all year but the hours vary to reflect demand.
The current opening hours, valid until 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.