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Ayr Campus Library

Ayr Campus Library occupies three levels in the centre of the main building. The entrance of the library is across the bridge from the main reception area.

 Opening Hours Terms 1 & 2:

  • Monday 08.00-21.00
  • Tuesday 08.00-21.00
  • Wednesday 08.00-21.00
  • Thursday 08.00-21.00
  • Friday 08.00-17.00
  • Saturday 09.00-17.00
  • Sunday CLOSED

Self Service Portal

All students and staff members have access to an online Self Service Portal to search through the answers to FAQs, log calls or place service requests and review the progress of any submitted requests.

Visit the Self Service Portal

Opening Hours Term 3

  • Monday 09.00-17.00
  • Tuesday 09.00-21.00
  • Wednesday 09.00-17.00
  • Thursday 09.00-17.00
  • Friday 09.00-17.00
  • Saturday 09.00-17.00
  • Sunday CLOSED

Holiday Closure Dates

The Library will be closed on the following 2020 public holiday dates:

  • 10 April - Good Friday
  • 13 April - Easter Monday
  • 8 May - May Day
  • 11 May - University Rest Day
  • 22 May - University Rest Day
  • 25 May - Spring Bank Holiday

Online access anytime: staff and students can log-in to UWS Portal which has a wealth of information on a range of UWS support services including the Library.

Or browse the Library section of this website. The Library at Lanarkshire Campus is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week, 365 days a year, details can be found here


  • Library InfoPoint for library-related enquiries (Level 3)
  • Self-service kiosk for issue and return books (Level 3)
  • One Search points to search our print collections (all levels)
  • Student computers to access the UWS network and our digital collections (all levels)
  • Laptop/device charging points (all levels)
  • Laptops available to borrow from InfoPoint
  • Multi-function devices for printing, photocopying and scanning (all levels)
  • Wifi access to the UWS network and Eduroam
  • Toilets


Study spaces

  • Group study areas (Levels 3 and 4)
  • Quiet study area (Level 2)
  • Bookable group study rooms (Level 4)


Print resources

Print books and print journals on the following subjects:

  • Education
  • Health & Nursing
  • Media & Culture
  • Social Sciences
  • Sport

Dissertations (undergraduate and postgraduate)

Last updated: 28/04/2020


University of the West of Scotland - Ayr Campus

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Contact Us

0141 848 3888 Calls will be answered at any one of the UWS Campus Libraries