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UWS Library

Paisley Campus Library

The Library is located on levels 2 and 3 of the Robertson Trust Library building and on level 3 of the Elles Building East (L Block).

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 08.00-21.00
  • Saturday 09.00-17.00
  • Sunday 09.00-17.00

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 09.00-21.00
  • Tuesday 09.00-21.00
  • Wednesday 09.00-21.00
  • 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 2)
  • ITDS Helpdesk for IT-related enquiries (Level 3)
  • Self-service kiosks for issue and return of books (Level 2)
  • One Search points to search our print collections (Levels 2 and 3)
  • Student computers to access the UWS network and our digital collections (Levels 2 and 3)
  • Group discussion tables with plasma screens (Level 2)
  • Laptop/device charging points (Levels 2 and 3)
  • Multi-function devices for printing, photocopying and scanning (Level 3)
  • Wifi access to the UWS network and Eduroam
  • Accessibility support chairs
  • Toilets


Study spaces

  • Group study areas with a variety of seating styles, fixed PCs and large screen tables for study and discussion (Levels 2 & 3)
  • Flexible Learning Space with tables on castors and white boards to allow groups to reorganise the space to suit their study needs (Level 2)
  • Silent Study Room with individual study desks for those who need silence to concentrate (Level 3)
  • Quiet study area with study desks and fixed PCs intended for quiet, individual study (Level 3)


Print resources

Print books and print journals on the following subjects:

  • Business
  • Computing & Engineering
  • Health, Nursing and Midwifery
  • Media, Culture & Society
  • Science
  • Theology

Dissertations (undergraduate and postgraduate)


Local Collection

Konrad Hopkins Collection

Last updated: 28/04/2020


The Robertson Trust Library, University of the West of Scotland - Paisley Campus, Paisley PA1 2BE



Contact Us

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