Laura Jeffries - Library Assistant
UHI Outer Hebrides, Library,
Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, HS2 0XR
We would like to extend a huge welcome to all our new and returning students. The Library Team are here to help you and we wish you every success with your studies this coming year.
For an overview of our Library services please watch this video (6:39 mins) or attend your scheduled Library induction. Library staff are also here to help you with any queries you may have, either in person or by email or via Live Chat.
Further information about UHI Outer Hebrides Library, including our Library Charter, can be found on the UHI Outer Hebrides Library webpages.
Term time opening hours are as follows:
8 am to 9 am (unstaffed)
9 am to 5 pm (staffed)
Closed Saturday and Sunday
Summer Break 2023
From 12th June to 7th August the Library will be open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays only (9 am to 5 pm)
College closure days are as follows:
Friday 4th August 2023
Monday 7th August 2023
Please note if you are not a UHI student or staff member you must sign in at reception.
The Library at the Stornoway campus provides a quiet environment in which to work and provides individual and group study areas with several pcs for student use. We do ask that you keep noise levels down and respect other students who are using the Library. There is also a silent study room that you can access from the Library. You are welcome to bring your own laptop. Wifi is available throughout the college, it is recommended you use Eduroam. Study facilities are also available at our Barra learning resource centre.
If you need to borrow a book(s) held at another UHI academic partner library you can reserve a book by placing a Hold via Library Search.
Note: If an eBook is available partner libraries may not supply a print copy unless there are special circumstances. If you would like to make a special case for receiving print books please email firstname.lastname@example.org and the librarian will consider your case.
To make use of this service please check Library Search for book availability and place a Hold remembering to indicate you require a postal loan. Books will be posted to you with a Freepost return label. The books are posted to the address you provide us with as second class Royal Mail.
Note: If you live near any UHI campus Library you can opt to collect books from there rather than have them posted to your home address. After you click on Hold in Library Search indicate this by writing this preference in 'any other information about this request'.
Email email@example.com using your UHI email so we can identify you.
Books can be renewed online by signing in to Library Search. Go to My Account / Checkouts. If your books have become overdue please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will renew them for you (as long as they have not been reserved by someone else).
You will receive an automatic email when books are due to be returned. If you no longer require a book please return it as soon as possible to make it available for other people to borrow. If you need the book longer you can usually renew it (if it is not reserved).
Distance learners will be sent a return Freepost address label with all books borrowed from UHI Outer Hebrides Library.
If you are not a 'distance learner' but for very good reason you are unable to return books in person to the Library you can post books back to us using our Freepost address. We will include a label with books posted to you but if you haven't got a label we can email the Freepost address to you.