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Supporting your academic success

The Library supports the university’s purpose to change lives, transform communities and encourage enterprise. Working in partnership with academic, professional services and external colleagues, we aim to provide user-focused services to enable all to achieve their academic goals; high quality resources to support teaching and learning needs; professional expertise to enhance research activity and knowledge transfer. 

Library Team

Library Services Manager

User Services - this team is the first port of call for all enquiries

User Services Librarian - Lucy Carroll

Customer Services Manager - Jenny Morton

Liaison Services: the team who provide in-depth advice on using resources and developing the collection


Lead Librarian (Liaison Services) - Avril Goodwin

Liaison Librarian (Business & Enterprise) - Ania Moron

Liaison Librarian (Education) - Catriona Alexander

Liaison Librarian (Engineering & Computing) - Linsey Sutherland

Liaison Librarian (Health, Nursing & Midwifery) - Margo Stewart

Liaison Librarian (Media, Culture & Society) - Jacqueline Boston

Liaison Librarian (Media, Culture & Society) - Raewyn Riach

Liaison Librarian (Research Development) - Douglas Park

Liaison Librarian (Science & Sport) - Sheila Macpherson

Resources Services: the team who enable access to books, journals, electronic resources and the research repository and who ensure we’re all copyright compliant

Lead Librarian (Resources Services) - Neal Buchanan

Resources Librarian (Access Management) - Sally McIntosh

Resources Librarian (Collection Management) - Sean Hamilton

Resources Librarian (Research & Copyright) - Nik Tahirah Hussin

Resources Librarian (Preservation & Curation) - Allison Buchanan

UWS Interlibrary Loan Policy

More information on Interlibrary loans


Public Task Statement

UWS Library provides library support to students and staff at the University of the West of Scotland in many different ways. Our Public Task Statement can be downloaded below.

UWS Library Public Task Statement

Read the public task statement, which sets out the aims and values of the UWS Library.

Last updated: 09/01/2018

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Finding Books, Articles & More

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Using the Library

Information on how to use the Library at UWS.

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Subject Support

UWS Library provides UWS staff and students with access to a wide range of subject-specific online resources and support

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Research Support

UWS Library provides support, advice and guidance to UWS researchers on a range of services and systems related to research.

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Locations, Opening Hours & Facilities

Find out where your UWS Library is, when it is open and what facilities you can access.

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