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Book borrowing and study space availability

Library services available to you

This guide contains information on how to access core aspects of your Library service.  Please see below for information on the following:

  • Requesting an Inter-Site Loan (a loan where the item in question is not at your own College library)
  • Arranging a Click and Collect time (if your library offers this service)
  • Requesting Postal Loans
  • Borrowing books in person
  • Returning books
  • Accessing a study space or a computer

Please use the relevant form or contact details for your College library. If you have a query about other issues, please contact the library before travelling to avoid disappointment.  To find out when your College library is open, please visit this guide.

When completing a request form, please check Library Search beforehand, as you will be required to enter the following book details:

  • Title of the book
  • Author/Editor
  • Edition or Year
  • Shelf mark, eg. 301 GID, 823 WEL

 

Argyll College

Argyll College

Inter-site Loan Requests Yes - please request via email AC Library
Click and Collect Service
Yes - please use the Place Hold function in Library Search
Postal Loan Service  Yes - please use the Place Hold function in Library Search
Book returns

Please leave books in to your nearest local centre or email AC Library to request a Freepost returns label.

Freepost RUEA–BCBJ–RJAT
Attention Library
Argyll College UHI
Glenshellach Business Park
Oban
PA34 4RY

 

Study spaces and computers Please contact your local learning centre to check opening hours and availability
Contact  ACLibrary@uhi.ac.uk

Highland Health Sciences Library

Highland Health Sciences Library

Inter-site Loan Requests Yes
Click and Collect Service Request Click and Collect
Postal Loan Service Request Postal Loan
Book Returns Returns box available at entrance to Centre for Health Sciences. Books can be returned by post using Freepost UHI LIBRARIES (no other details required on package). NHS Highland Staff can return to the library using the NHS Highland internal mail.
Study Spaces and Computers Yes
Contact hhsl@uhi.ac.uk

Highland Theological College (Dingwall)

Highland Theological College (Dingwall)
Inter-site Loan Requests Yes
Click and Collect Service Request Click and Collect
Postal Loan Service Request Postal Loan
Book Returns

Return via post to

Highland Theological College UHI Library, High Street, Dingwall, IV15 9HA

or by appointment

Please consult our LibGuide for more detailed information

Study Spaces and Computers Dingwall library booking form
Contact

geordie.cryle@uhi.ac.uk or htc-library@uhi.ac.uk

01439 780215 or 07761606407

Highland Theological College (Paisley)

Highland Theological College (Paisley)
Inter-site Loan Requests Paisley cannot accept inter-site loan requests
Click and Collect Service Request Click and Collect
Postal Loan Service Request Postal Loan
How to return books

Books may be returned by post to the Dingwall campus or by a click and collect returns appointment to Paisley

Study Spaces and Computers By appointment
Contact As above, or for Paisley specific queries to pamela.adkins@uhi.ac.uk 

UHI Inverness

UHI Inverness Library and LRC

Inter-site Loan Requests Yes - please email us with your request
Click and Collect Service Yes - use the Place Hold function in Library Search
Postal Loan Service Yes - use the Place Hold function in Library Search
How to return books

Books can be posted back to us free of of charge (if under 2kg in weight) using our Freepost address:

Library
UHI Inverness
FREEPOST IV326
1 Inverness Campus
INVERNESS     IV2 5NA

You can also return books to our Library Book Returns box on the Ground floor or return them in person to the Library.

Study spaces and computers

Yes - as well as PCs, you can borrow a laptop for the day from the LapSafes in the LRC.

Nooks are available in the LRC for those who need private study space.

Contact library.ic@uhi.ac.uk, or telephone 01463 273248

UHI Outer Hebrides

UHI Outer Hebrides Library Service

Click and Collect Service or place a Hold for books using Library Search

Yes, email lelibrary@uhi.ac.uk with book requests.

Inter-site Loan (ISL) Requests or place a Hold using Library Search

Request Inter-Site Loan. This form is for UHI Outer Hebrides students and staff only. If you are a registered student at another college please check their information regarding how to request books. 
Postal Loan Service or Place a Hold using Library Search Request Postal Loan. This form is for UHI Outer Hebrides students and staff only. If you are a registered student at another college please check their information regarding how to request books. 
How to return books Books can be returned in person to the Library until 5 pm. If you are unable to return books in person we can provide you with a Freepost address.

Study Spaces and Computers

The Library provides a quiet environment for study purposes and several computers. There is no need to book to use the computers.
Library Opening Times

Our normal term time opening hours are 9 am to 5 pm Monday to Friday (closed Saturday and Sunday throughout the year). 

Contact lelibrary@uhi.ac.uk
Last updated 31th August 2022  

UHI Moray

UHI Moray

 

Inter-site Loan Requests Yes
Click and Collect Service Request Click and Collect 
Postal Loan Service Request Postal Loan
How to return books

Return box in front of student services

or via post with the Returns label included.

Study Spaces and Computers Limited study spaces available - no booking required
Contact mc.library.moray@uhi.ac.uk

UHI North Highland

UHI North Highland 

Inter-site Loan Requests Yes - please email us with your request.
Click and Collect Service Yes - use the Place Hold button in Library Search
Postal Loan Service Yes - use the Place Hold button in Library Search
How to return books

Thurso campus: Return to the library or place in the returns box outside the library (beside the photocopier).

Alness and Dornoch: Return to reception.

Please email us if you are unable to return your books to any of the campuses. 

Study Spaces and Computers Yes, no booking required. 
Contact

nhclibrary@uhi.ac.uk

Orkney College

Orkney College

We are open to students but can admit no more then 5 students browsing at one time.

Books can be returned by handing them in at the library or by leaving them in the book box in the foyer. You can also return books in the box that have been borrowed from other UHI colleges.

The library will be open between 9.00 and 16.00 Monday - Wednesday , Thursday 08.45-16.30 and 08.45-15.45 on Friday.

If you are a distance learner or unable to come to the college in person, then you can still post back your books to us.

If you have requested books through our click and collect service, you will be emailed when books are ready to collect.

Inter-site Loan Service Yes
Click and Collect Service Request Click and Collect
Postal Loan Service Request Postal Loan
How to return books

Books can be returned in person in the library or left in the book return box which is located in the college foyer.

Distance Learners can return books using the Freepost label included with the book. Please email us if you don't have a label and we will send you a printable PDF.

Study Spaces and computers Yes but subject to 1m distancing rules.
Contact oclibrary@uhi.ac.uk

Perth College

Perth College

Currently the Library is open Monday to Friday from 0800 - 2100 and Friday 0800 - 1645.  We are offering a postal loan service to students who are unable to attend campus. 

 

Inter-site Loan Requests Available
Postal Loan Service Available here postal loan form
How to return books Drop off in person or email us at library.perth@uhi.ac.uk 
Contact library.perth@uhi.ac.uk  
Telephone

01738877721

   

Sabhal Mor Ostaig

Sabhal Mor Ostaig
Iasadan Eadar Leabharlannan | Inter-site Loan Requests

Ri fhaighinn | Available

Seirbheis Cliog is Cruinnich | Click and Collect Service Airson oileanaich a tha a' fuireach air làrach na Colaiste | For students living on the College campus.
Seirbheis-iasaid tron phost | Postal Loan Service

Airson oileanaich an t-Sabhail Mhòir. Available for Sabhal Mòr students.

Tha seirbheis-sganaidh ann airson artaigealan no chaibidealan de leabhraichean a-rèir ceadan dlighe-sgrìobhaidh | A scanning service is available for articles and book chapters within copyright permissions.

Mar a thilleas sibh leabhraichean | How to return books

Gabhaidh leabhraichean a thilleadh dhan leabharlann:

- aig an deasc-iasaid

- tron bhocsa-phuist ri taobh doras an leabharlainn

- tron phost saor an asgaidh a' cleachdadh an seoladh a leanas:

Freepost RUEA-AXHB-YJEB

An Leabharlann

Sabhal Mòr Ostaig

Ionad Nàiseanta Cànain is Cultair

Teangue

Isle of Skye

IV44 8RQ

Cleachdaibh litrichean mòra mar a tha e sgrìobhte an seo. 

Books can be returned to the Library:

- at the issue desk

- in the drop box beside the library door

- by post using the using the Freepost address above.  

Bùird-leughaidh agus coimpiutairean | Study spaces and computers

Tha an Leabharlann fosgailte do luchd-chleachdaidh | The Library is open for browsing and study.

 

Cuir fios gu | Contact ll.smo@uhi.ac.uk

SAMS

SAMS

 

Inter-site loan requests Yes
Click and Collect Service No
Postal Loan Service No
How to return books Return to the JMB 1st floor library, or the drop box in SMB study room
Study Spaces and Computers There is limited work space in the JMB library 1st floor area. Priority will be given to H4 students carrying out dissertation work in the building.  Other spaces will be available on a first come first served basis. 7 workspaces and 2 computers will be available. Please refer to the latest advice form the Education department on who should be on site and observe all Covid safety measures.
Contact SAMSLibrary@sams.ac.uk

UHI Shetland

UHI Shetland

Both campus libraries are open for browsing and for study.  Go to the UHI Shetland Library web site for opening times. 
The Click and Collect, Postal Loans and UHI Inter-site loan services are in operation.

UHI Shetland Library

Inter-site Loan Requests Yes
Click and Collect Service Request Click and Collect
Postal Loan Service Request Postal Loan
How to return books Please return resources to the Library Return boxes: Lerwick campus - the box is situated in the foyer of the college building; Scalloway campus - the box is situated at the entrance to the John Goodlad Centre building  Alternatively you can return books to us by post for free - contact library.shetland@uhi.ac.uk (or telephone (01595) 771258) for details.
Study Spaces and Computers Study spaces, with or without computers, are available at both campus libraries.
Contact library.shetland@uhi.ac.uk

West Highland College

West Highland College
Inter-site Loan Service Yes
Click and Collect Service Request Click and Collect
Postal Loan Service Request Postal Loan
How to return books Please contact WHC library staff to arrange the return of items
Study spaces and computers Please contact WHC library staff to book 
Contact library.whc@uhi.ac.uk