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Shetland UHI Library

Digital access spaces at Lerwick campus

Digital Access Spaces

There are now four computers available at the Lerwick campus, plus three desk spaces, for advanced bookings only, to Shetland UHI students for study purposes. 

Bookings can be made for essential purposes only.  Spaces are available 09.00 - 12.00 and 13.00-17.00, Monday-Friday and 17.00-20.00 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 and 13.00-17.00 Monday-Friday and 17.00-20.00 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.

Booking policy

Booking Policy

We are keen to provide digital access spaces for those with no alternative, or suitable place to study.  We are still required to keep our users and our staff safe.  We therefore have only a very limited number of spaces available and time slots and days available are limited. 

  • Digital access spaces must be booked in advance.
  • Only one person can book any one time slot, though more than one slot in the day may be booked.
  • Spaces are available to be booked 09.00-12.00 and 13.00-17.00, Monday-Friday.  Only one time period on any one day can be booked at a time.
  • Only computers in computer lab A8 (Lerwick campus) can be used.  Note that all other computer labs (and study spaces in the Library) remain closed to all but timetabled classes.
  • Students should register their details with Test and Protect on entry to the College building.
  • All students are responsible for cleaning the computer, desk, and chair before and after use using the wipes provided.
  • Headphones, or headsets, are not be provided (for hygiene reasons).  If students intend to use the digital access space for online classes you must bring your own headphones.

Safety rules and protocols

Safety Rules and Protocols

The following rules and protocols must be followed when using digital access spaces at Shetland College.

  • You must not attend Shetland UHI if you have symptoms of coronavirus.  You should also consider your own personal vulnerability to coronavirus by following Scottish Government guidance on vulnerable categories.
  • You must only work in the allocated study room.
  • You must arrive in time for the booked session only and leave at the alloted time - you must not arrive early or leave late.  Remember the computer may have been booked by another user.
  • You must wear a face-covering in the study room at all times.
  • You must only use one computer/digital access space in the room for the duration of the booking.
  • You must not move any furniture in the room.
  • You must maintain a 1 metre distance from all other room and building users.
  • You must clean the workstation before and after use using the cleaning materials provided for this purpose and follow any other COVID-19 related instructions.
  • You are not allowed to eat or drink in the study space.
  • For hygiene reasons headphones or headsets are not provided.
  • The study space is unsupervised.  If you take ill when using the space you should contact College Reception staff who can direct you to the quarantine room, if necessary, and who will notify the senior manager in charge.

Arriving at Lerwick Campus

Arriving at the Lerwick Campus

On arrival at the campus, please be aware of other students and staff members arriving and remember to follow social distancing guidance.

Please stop at the Reception, make yourself known to Reception staff, and register your details for Test and Protect.

Reception staff will be able to direct you to the study room.