Covid-19 library updates

Check Library opening hours.

We are closely observing Scottish Government and University of Glasgow guidance and principles. Health and safety is our top priority at every stage, and plans may change if guidance is updated.

This page will be kept up to date with the latest updates. You can also follow uofglibrary on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

If you have any questions, please contact our Reach Out team through UofG Helpdesk

Study Safely

Physical distancing will be lifted in Libraries and study spaces from 1 September, and capacity will return to normal levels. 

The following protection measures continue to apply:

  • Face coverings are mandatory unless you are exempt, and can only be removed to eat or drink
  • Enhanced cleaning is in place, focusing on heavily used areas 
  • Hand sanitising stations are available throughout our buildings 

We still recommend checking the UofG Life app to see how busy our study spaces are, and avoiding busy times when you can.

Find out more about life on our campuses in 2021/22.

Get help on campus

Our friendly Reach Out Ambassadors will be around on campus to support you and welcome you back. Look out for the team in their blue Reach Out t-shirts and lanyards, they'll be happy to help you find the answers to any questions you have. 

You can also get in touch with the team through UofG Helpdesk, and search the UofG Helpdesk Knowledge Base for instant answers any time. 


Study at Home: Use the Library Remotely

You don't need to visit the Library to:

Find out more about the remote resources available at Glasgow Anywhere.

Returning books

A Book Drop is available outside the Fraser Building, opposite the Library, for book returns.

We understand that you may not be able to travel in to return your books, if you have any concerns please get in touch with the Library team through UofG Helpdesk.

Other study spaces

James McCune Smith Learning Hub

  • Open 06:00-23:00, Monday-Sunday
  • Bring your own device, charging points provided

Reading Room

  • Open 08:00-20:00, Monday-Sunday

Get directions in the UofG Life app.