Welcome to the Crichton Library

Welcome to the Crichton Library

The Crichton Library combines 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 the Dumfries & Galloway College Building and provides library services for all students and staff on the campus.

Library Opening Hours


Normal opening hours during academic session:


  • Monday - Thursday: 8.30am - 7.00pm
  • Friday: 8.30am – 5.00pm

These hours may be subject to change at short notice and may vary during holidays. You can view the Library opening hours for the current session at the Crichton Library website.

Finding Materials

The Library holds books, journals, and audio-visual material to support all courses taught at Dumfries Campus. The standard loan period is four 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 3 hour loan.

Details of all Crichton Library materials are available via the UWS Millennium Catalogue.

You can also use the University of Glasgow Library at the Glasgow Campus. You can do this in person, or by requesting items via the postal loan system.

Borrowing materials

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!


If you have difficulty locating the material you require, or any enquiries about library services please contact a member of staff. 

The Crichton Library
Dumfries & Galloway College Building
Bankend Road

Tel: 01387 734323

Email: Library.Dumfries@uws.ac.uk