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 25th May, are:
ALL Campus Libraries are CLOSED on Monday 21st April and Monday 5th May
For opening hours at other times of the year, please see our table.
The Paisley Campus Library Level 3 North will be closed to all users from Monday 26th May for a period of around 8 weeks. Work is planned to repair the ceiling, upgrade the lighting and remove asbestos. In preparation for this all of the Health Nursing and Midwifery stock has been moved into an adjacent part of the library, so access is not affected to this. We also plan to relocate the most heavily used sections of the engineering and science stock for the duration of the works. This would include items which are one week loans, and others identified by subject specialist staff.Please think ahead and borrow any items you might need during June and July before access to the stock is closed. Remember that there may be additional copies of books available at one of the other campus libraries.If you have any questions about this please email email@example.com or speak to any of the library staff at Paisley campus.
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.
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.