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UHI North, West and Hebrides Library Facilities and Services

Information and guidance about using NWH Libraries

About UHI North, West and Hebrides (Fort William) Library Facilities and Services

Staff are on hand to help you locate resources and make the best possible use of our library facilities and services.

  • As well as stocking a range of books, facilities and services include:
  • Areas for individual study
  • An area for group study
  • Access to PCs (no need to book to use), including a table which is height adjustable
  • Lapsafes - borrowable laptops
  • A separate small room accessed from the Learning Resource Centre with study booths, a couch and a whiteboard
  • More PCs are available in the computer suite across from the Learning Resource Centre

Opening Times

Opening Times: Term Time

Monday - Thursday: 9 am to 8:30 pm

Friday - 9 am to 4:30 pm

Open for three Saturdays during exam diets 10 am - 3 pm

Contact Details

Email :

Telephone : 01397 874000

LocationThe Library, Carmichael Way, Fort William, PH33 6FF (Map)

Freepost address for book returnsPlease email us for this address

External Users

Information for non UHI students or staff

Sconul Users:

Under the Sconul Access Scheme students and staff from other UK Universities are welcome to use our library facilities for study purposes. You do need to apply to use this scheme by completing an online Sconul application form. Depending on the level of access you are granted by your 'Home' institution, you may be able to borrow up to two books.  You will be responsible for their timely return and any lost or damaged books will need to be paid for. You are welcome to bring your own laptop and wifi is available. We suggest you use Eduroam. You will not be permitted to use our PCs or access UHI electronic resources.

Members of the Local Community:

Members of the local community and visitors can come in and browse our books for free.  

It is appreciated if you let us know in advance of your initial visit and you MUST sign in at reception each time you visit. 

Photo Gallery

Photographs of NWH Fort William Library, 2023

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Library help desk at NWH Fort William

Photo of the Library help desk and some study booths, March 2023.

Photo of Lapsafes, March 2023

Photo of the Library bookshelves, March 2023