Due to the ongoing industrial action by Royal Mail, items requested from other partner libraries or by postal loan may take longer to arrive than usual. The latest updates can be found on the Royal Mail service update page. If you require any materials prior to the Christmas closure period, please request them as soon as possible.
Holds on locally held items can be collected up until the libraries close for Christmas.
Meescan UHI is the easiest way to checkout items in your UHI library. No need to carry your library card around or stand in line at the circulation desk. Simply scan your books with your phone or tablet. Search ‘Meescan UHI’ in your smartphone app store or find the links in Libguides:
The library service launched a new Library Search facility during Summer 2022. This video introduces the main features of the new service.
It replaces the old library catalogue (libcat.uhi.ac.uk) and the system known as Multisearch. If you have stored bookmarks or linked to records in either of the old systems, you may need to update links. There is further information in the New Library System guide.
Update - May 2022
Our libraries are largely returned to normal but some services may still vary according to local circumstances and restrictions. Please check the Book borrowing and study space availability guide for the latest information at your academic partner. The guide will also provide you with information regarding Click and Collect and Postal Loans services.
If you would like to arrange a loan from another library, please speak to your local library if you wish to make a request.
The latest details are available in the Book borrowing and study space availability guide. If you wish to return your books by post, please check the guide for details on how to do so.
There is no need to worry about daily overdue charges - these are no longer in place. However, if your book becomes very overdue, your local college library may invoice you for the replacement cost. If you have difficulty returning your books on time, please contact the library to discuss the matter.
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). Full details can be found on the Book borrowing and study space availability page.
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.