Monday 8.30am - 5.00pm
Tuesday and Wednesday 8.30am - 8.00pm
Thursday 8.30am - 5.00pm
Friday 8.30am - 5.00pm
Monday - Friday 8.30am - 5.00pm
Please note: alternative study facilities are available at the Highland Health Sciences Library.
You may borrow up to 15 items. The loan period is 4 weeks. You will then receive 2 automatic renewals of 4 week periods. Books can be recalled if required by others after the first 4 weeks.
As well as print books the Library service also provides access to a vast collection of eBooks and eJournals which can be read online or downloaded. Library Search is our resource discovery tool. There is a useful video guide to using Library Search.
We also have a small collection of leisure reading, DVDs and an Honesty Library if you want to take a break from your course textbooks.
We have a self-issue system. Download 'UHI MeeScan' from your favourite app store and follow the instructions to issue and return books when you're in the Library, without having to come to the issue desk.
If you would like us to have your books ready for you to collect, you can use our Click and Collect service.
Books can be requested through Library Search - click on 'Place Hold'
Book requests will be processed as soon as possible and you will receive an email when your books are ready to collect.
If you would like us to send your books to you, you can request a Postal Loan. Books can be requested through Library Search - click on 'Place Hold'. Please bear in mind that books are sent by 2nd Class Royal Mail, so may take a few days to reach you.
If the material you want is not available in the UHI library collection, please email us to ask about a British Library loan. If the book is not in stock, we may also consider purchasing a copy for our collection which you can then borrow.
If you use screen reader software and the book you want is not available as an ebook, we can search the RNIB's BookShare collection and provide you with a personal electronic copy of a book. Please ask one of the Library team about this service.
Your books will be automatically renewed after the first 4 weeks. You will then receive another automatic 4 week renewal. However, if the book is required by another student, we will recall it from you after the first 4 weeks have elapsed.
After your two automatic renewals, your books will be considered overdue unless you contact us to renew them, or your PAT or PDA has informed us that you have mitigating circumstances which prevented you from returning the book on time. You will then be invoiced for the replacement cost of the book. It is important to return books on time so that other students can access them.
You can place a reservation (known as a 'Hold') on a book using our Library Search platform. You can specify if you would like to collect the book in the Library or have it posted to you. Click on the 'Place Hold' button to begin the process. Books for Click and Collect will be kept for you for two working days before being re-shelved.
If you would like to return your books, you can return them in person to the Library or post them back using our Freepost address (please retain the receipt given to you by the Post Office). We also have a Library Book return box. There is no cost to you if you use the Freepost address to send books back to us, but if you have several books, please separate them in to more than one parcel as the weigh limit for each Freepost parcel is 2kg - if your parcel weighs more than 2kg, the Post Office will ask you to pay for postage.
There is a Library Book Return drop-box located in the Ground Floor Atrium. The drop-box is emptied daily by a member of the Library team.
The Library is a quiet space with study booths, computers and over 30,000 books. The Learning Resource Centre (LRC) is adjacent to the Library and is an open-plan area for individual or group study. It has computers, flexible study spaces and Nooks (private booths for online classes/study).
WiFi is available throughout the College - select Eduroam from the list of available networks. Login with your student email address and your usual network password.
You can book a library induction or support session, either online or on campus. We will show you how to use the Library and LRC, and can help you make the most of the library resources available to you. A Library Chat service is also available, Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm (during term-time).
The Library and LRC are shared study spaces and we want everyone to have a positive experience when using our services. Please speak to a member of the Library team if you feel another student's behaviour is affecting your study time.
Mobile phones should be set to 'silent' so that you do not disturb others. Please leave the area if you need to make a call.
Children are welcome, but please ensure that they are supervised at all times.
Please do not bring food into the Library or LRC (including the Nooks) - this is so that we can maintain a clean and safe environment for you to study in. A water cooler is available in the LRC.