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UHI North, West and Hebrides Library Facilities and Services

Information and guidance about using NWH Libraries

About NWH Thurso - Library Facilities and Services

In Thurso the Library can be found in the lower Dome building.

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, including fiction, their facilities and services include:
  • An area for quiet study, individual study
  • Tables for small group work
  • Access to PCs and laptops
  • Photocopying and binding services
  • Stationary items for sale
  • Printing account top-ups
  • A wide range of online resources
  • A mindfulness area including colouring-in materials and jigsaws

Library staff are based in Thurso but visit Alness and Dornoch campuses on a regular basis to maintain the stock and assist with student and staff requests.

Opening Times

Opening Times: Term Time

Monday - Thursday: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Friday - 9 am to 12:30 pm

Contact Details

Email :

Telephone : 01847 889293 / 889294

LocationThe Library, UHI North, West and Hebrides, Ormlie Road, Thurso, Caithness, KW14 7EE (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 Thurso Library, 2023

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Wellbeing corner

Study area outside the Library