Update - May 2021
During this academic year, the library service has been automatically extending the due dates on print books as library users have been unable to return them to their campuses. As we approach the end of the academic year we are now encouraging users to start returning the books they no longer require or renew them online or via email as they would have done pre-Covid.
Rest assured the library will be sympathetic about any long-term overdues and would like to remind users that none of the campuses charge late fees.
If you have books due before December 1st 2020, please contact your partner library as these have not been automatically extended.
You can check the due dates of your items in the library My Account area.
As access to the UHI libraries vary according to local circumstances and restrictions, please check the Book borrowing and study spaces guide for the latest information at your academic partner. Click and Collect is still possible at some academic partners; please use the relevant request form for your home library and a member of the library staff will be in touch to arrange a time for collection.
Print books provided in this way will have been quarantined for 72 hours since their last use.
This service is generally operational, though it may take slightly longer than usual at the moment to send books between campuses. Please speak to your local library if you wish to make a request, or use the appropriate Click and Collect or Postal Request form.
Book dropoff is still available at some campuses. The latest details are available in the Book borrowing and study spaces guide. If you wish to return your books by post, you can return them free of charge by sending them to:
Freepost UHI LIBRARIES
Please note that Lews Castle and Inverness have separate Freepost addresses which can be found in the Book borrowing and study spaces guide.
There is no need to worry about late return fines - these are no longer in force. Any library fines accrued since December 1st 2019 will be waived and no new fines will accumulate. Please note that as of the 18th March 2020 no university partnership library will being be charging late fees, even after the Coronavirus crisis has passed.
Some of our libraries have book return boxes at the entrance to the building, some allow books to be returned to the library itself and some require you to post them back (often with Freepost label) or make an appointment to return. Full details can be found on the Your Local Library page.
It may take longer than usual for the books to come off your account, as we quarantine all returned items for 72 hours.
Need a quick question answered, or detailed help in finding resources for a research project? The librarians are here to help:
The libguides homepage has further guides on electronic resources, ebooks, referencing and much more.