Welcome to the Crichton Library
The Crichton Library has been created by combining the collections of the three partner institutions on the Dumfries Campus: the University of Glasgow, University of the West of Scotland, and Dumfries & Galloway College. It is located in an exciting, innovative learning space within the Dumfries & Galloway College Building and provides library services for all students and staff on the campus.
Library Opening Hours
Opening hours for academic session 2010-2011:
- Monday - Thursday: 8.30am - 7.00pm
- Friday: 8.30am – 5.00pm
These hours may be subject to change at short notice.
The Library holds books, journals, and audio-visual material to support all courses taught at Dumfries Campus. The standard loan period is two weeks. Most materials can be borrowed, with the exception of journals and reference items. In addition, some materials may be put on "Short Loan". These are kept at the Service Desk and are restricted to a 4 hour and/or overnight loan.
Details of all Crichton Library materials are available via the UWS Talis catalogue.
You can find this on the Internet at
To borrow from the Crichton Library you will need a separate library card. You can apply for one at the Library Service Desk. You will need to produce your University of Glasgow matriculation card, and fill in a short application form.
You will be issued with a Green Library card and a 4 digit PIN.
Always remember to bring your library card with you, as you can't borrow anything without it!
In addition to the Crichton Library, you can also use the Glasgow University Library at Gilmorehill. You can do this in person, or by requesting items via the postal loan system.
Details of all materials held at Gilmorehill are available online via the Glasgow University Library webpages.
If you have difficulty locating the material you require, or any enquiries about library services please contact a member of staff. You can contact us in person, by phone: 01387 734323, or by email: LibraryDumfries@uws.ac.uk
The Crichton Library
Dumfries & Galloway College Building