Opening hours and admission

Opening hours and admission

Service alerts

Disruption: from Tuesday 23rd April for 2-3 weeks, the Transport Services vehicle compound next to 13 Thurso St is being re-surfaced. Please take care in the traffic outside the building, and please be aware that the noise and smell of the work are likely to have an impact on the searchroom environment.

Occasionally opening hours can change at short notice.

Planned alterations:

  • Thursday 18th April: closed all day
  • Friday 19th April: closed all day (public holiday)
  • Monday 22nd April: closed all day (public holiday)
  • Monday 6th May: closed all day (public holiday)
  • Monday 27th May: closed all day (public holiday)
  • Monday 15th July: closed all day (public holiday)

 

Visiting Archive Services

Admission is free to all: every member of the University, visiting researchers and members of the public are welcome to use the collections. We suggest that you download our Visitor Pack ‌‎which will help you to prepare for your visit and includes a version of the campus map specifically indicating the locations of our buildings.

Appointments are strongly advised, and are essential for using the ground–level searchroom.

Order slip collection times are currently 9.45am (Monday-Thursday), 10.15am, 11am, 11.30am, 2pm, 2.30pm, 3.15pm and 4pm.

If you make an appointment, we may be able to have items ready for you when you arrive.

Documents must be returned at least 15 mins before closing time.

Opening times

Monday: 09.30 - 17.00
Tuesday: 09.30 - 17.00
Wednesday: 09.30 - 17.00
Thursday: 09.30 - 17.00
Friday: 10.00 - 17.00

Searchrooms

We operate two searchrooms.  Our main searchroom is on the 2nd floor of our building at 13 Thurso Street, up 4 flights of stairs (43 steps). There is level access throughout the 2nd floor, and 2 toilets off the tea-room. We also operate a ground-level search room in our Dumbarton Road building, with 2 toilets and an accessible toilet facility close to the searchroom.

Further information about accessing our buildings is available in our accessibility section.

While our searchroom service is provided free of charge, the University is grateful for donations to help maintain and preserve the collections. Donations can be made in cash or by cheque in the searchroom, or you can use our secure online donation form.