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UHI North, West and Hebrides Library Facilities and Services

Information and guidance about using NWH Libraries

About NWH Stornoway - Library Facilities and Services

In Stornoway the Library can be found in C Block, level 1.

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 an extensive range of books, their facilities and services include:
  • An area for quiet study, individual study
  • An area for quiet study, group study
  • A silent study room (no need to book)
  • Access to PCs (no need to book to use), including a table which is height adjustable
  • A wide range of online resources
  • A stationary table
  • A mindfulness & creative space area and a community jigsaw
  • Local study collections
  • A photocopier which does b&w and colour is located just opposite the Library entrance

Library staff are based in Stornoway throughout the academic year, please check our opening times.

There is also a Learning Resource Centre (LRC) in C Block, level 2, which accommodates a large open space area with desks and PCs for both group and individual study purposes. There is usually no need to book to use this space however it is sometimes used for teaching purposes. A photocopier is also located here (b&w only).

Opening Times

Opening Times: Term Time

Monday - Friday: 8:00 am to 9:00 am (unstaffed)

Monday - Friday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Over the summer break, the Library space will be open for use but staff may be unavailable for periods of time. This may cause some disruption and delays for the processing of returns and loans.

Contact Details

Email :

LocationThe Library, UHI North, West and Hebrides, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, HS2 0XR (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 Stornoway Library, 2023

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View of the Library looking towards the Entrance and Exit (April 2023)

  Stornoway campus, Library, computers 



View of the Library, computers including the adjustable height table (April 2023)




View of the Library, tables suitable for group study (April 2023)

Stornoway campus, Library, jigsaw, study booths, computers




View of the Library, jigsaw table, study booths (April 2023)

Stornoway Campus, Library, self issue kiosk, stationary




View of the Library, self issue kiosk, stationary table (April 2023)

Stornoway Campus, Library, Display area




View of the Library, display shelves, looking towards the back of the Library (April 2023)