Top 10 Library Tips

Top 10 Library Tips

The main Library is on Hillhead Street opposite the Fraser Building. There are over 2,200 study spaces with hundreds of PCs (view PC availability) as well as wi-fi (how to connect).

If you need help using the main Library, please go to the welcome desk on level 2 as you enter the building.

1 - Your student card is also your Library card

Once you have your student card you are automatically a member of the Library, so you can start borrowing books and other items straight away. You need your card to enter and exit the turnstiles on level 2.

2 - Locations & opening hours

Current main Library and our other libraries opening hours.

3 - Find your way around the building

The main Library is on 12 floors so to begin with you might find our floor plans useful.  There are A-Z lists of subjects and services beside the lifts and stairs to help you find your way. Have a look at our information on floor plans and zoning. There are also floorplans for each of our Branch Libraries.

Disabled Go

The University uses DisabledGo to provide an online description of the physical access features of over 80 university services and buildings, including the Library.

4 - Finding books and journal articles you need

Search the Library's print and online resources from the homepage of our website. You can also use specific searches

5 - Borrowing and returning books

To borrow, renew and return books, use the self-service machines on level 2 and throughout the building. Staff on level 2 can help you with any enquiries you have about items you have borrowed.

6 - Accessing e-resources

Most of our e-resources are available both on and off campus.  You need your GUID to access them. More information and help is available: Accessing e-resources.

7 - Help and support in your subject area

Use our Subjects & Support section for all the online help you need for your studies. 

8 - Printing

There are MFDs (Multi-Functional Devices) throughout the Library. There are also MFDs available at our branch libraries. You can use these to scan, print and photocopy. This is done by simply swiping your card over the ‘Pull Print’ logo on the printers, then selecting either Print, Scan or Copy. You will need to purchase print credits before you can print.

9 - Group Study

You can now book a group study room online.

10 - Do you need help?

If you have any questions or need help, our staff on level 2 are there to help. You can email us at, phone 0141 330 6704 and also contact us on Twitter & Facebook.