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UWS student library

Dumfries Campus Library

The Library is located in the Dumfries and Galloway College Building.

Opening Hours Terms 1 & 2

  • Monday 08.00-18.00
  • Tuesday 08.00-21.00
  • Wednesday 08.00-18.00
  • Thursday 08.00-18.00
  • Friday 08.00-17.00
  • Saturday CLOSED
  • 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 09.00-17.00
  • Wednesday 09.00-17.00
  • Thursday 09.00-17.00
  • Friday 09.00-17.00
  • Saturday CLOSED
  • Sunday CLOSED  

Christmas & Public Holiday Closure Dates

The Library will be closed for the holidays from Friday 21 December 2018 at 3pm until Friday 4th January 2019 inclusive. The Library will reopen on Monday 7th January when normal opening hours will resume.  On Thursday 3 and Friday 4 January if you would like to speak to someone from the Library please call 0141 848 3888

The Library at Lanarkshire Campus is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week throughout the holidays, details can be found here

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.


  • Library InfoPoint for library-related enquiries
  • Self-service kiosk for issue and return of books
  • One Search points to search our print collections
  • Student computers to access the UWS network and our digital collections
  • Wifi access to the UWS network and Eduroam


Study spaces

  • Bookable Group Study Zone
  • Quiet study room with student computers
  • Solo Search Zone with student computers and group study table
  • Buddy Study (Open Learning Space) with student computers and group study space


Print resources

Print books and print journals on the following subjects:

  • Health & Nursing
  • Social Science
Last updated: 24/08/2017


Crichton Library

University of the West of Scotland - Dumfries Campus

Dumfries and Galloway College Building

Bankend Road






Telephone: +44 (0)1387 734323