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Shetland College Library

Coronavirus - service update for Shetland College Library

  • The Library, as a study space, remains closed to students and visitors.
  • Limited 'digital access spaces' are now available for booking in advance.Image of Welcome sign in the Library at Shetland College
  • RETURNING YOUR BOOKS - if you have finished with your books, please return them to the Library Return box situated in the entrance foyer to the College building.  Alternatively you can return books to us by post.  Please post to: Library, Shetland College UHI, Gremista, Lerwick ZE1 0PX.  More information
  • "Click and collect" service available.
  • New Library Chat service available.
  • Face-coverings must be worn when collecting books from the library.

Coronavirus Updates: Further information about library services across UHI being regularly updated. 

Updated: 19 January 2021

NEW Digital access spaces available

There are now four computers available, for advanced bookings only, to Shetland College students for study purposes. 

Bookings can be made for essential purposes only.  Computers are available 09.00 - 12.00 and 13.00-17.00 on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Booking a digital access space

You must book a digital access space in advance.  Bookings can be made up to 1 week in advance and spaces can be booked for the following time periods: 09.00-12.00 or 13.00-17.00 on Mondays and Wednesdays.  You can only book a space for one time period on any one day and bookings can only be made for essential purposes only e.g. you have no computer at home, or connectivity at home isn't good.

Please read the Booking Policy and Safety Rules and Protocols before making a booking.
To book a digital access space, please contact Library staff:
email:  or telephone 01595 771258.

Search for resources


Multisearch is the library's search engine.  It provides a 'Google-like' way to find many of UHI Libraries' print and online resources at the same time.  The process of finding information from both the physical and online collections has become so much simpler.

With just one search you can find print books, ebooks, newspaper articles, ejournal articles, conference proceedings and more.  The results are listed in order of relevance to your search and you can filter and focus your search by publication format, date, location, language etc.

Click on the Multisearch title above to start searching.

Watch our video on using Multisearch to help you get started.

Click and Collect

Click and Collect

Update January 2021: Service may be slower than normal due to reduced staff hours on campus.

Due to Covid-19 we are currently not permitting the browsing of books on the shelves. 

To make use of this service please check the catalogue, or Multisearch, for resource availability and complete the online form (you can also use the button below). Alternatively you can email requests to For Photo of bookseach resource we need to know the title; first author name or editor name; publication year or edition. Please use your college / UHI email so we can identify you.

Book requests will be processed as soon as possible and you will be notified by email when you can collect the books.   

Please note that face-coverings MUST be worn in the Library when you are collecting your books.
  • If you are a distance learning student please see the information on our Postal Loan Service

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Library Live Chat Support

Library chat logo Library Live Chat Support

Chat to UHI Library staff, in real-time, for help with services and resources.  The normal opening hours are Monday-Friday 9am-5pm.  As usual, a support ticket can also be logged with Servicedesk at any time.

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