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

From 18 April there will be no requirement to wear face coverings in public places in Scotland, this includes our Libraries and study spaces. 

We do encourage staff and students to wear face coverings at particularly busy times, and we ask everyone to be sensitive to the needs of others who prefer to continue wearing face coverings.

We ask that all visitors to our Libraries and study spaces continue to be considerate of others:

  • Give others space and avoid crowding
  • Use sanitising stations and clean your hands regularly

Find out more about current Covid-19 guidance and what it means for our campuses.

Get help on campus

Our friendly Reach Out Ambassadors will be around on campus to support you. 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.

James Herriot (Vet), Chemistry & James Ireland (Dental) Libraries

Check the web pages for the James Herriot (Vet) Library, the James Ireland (Dental) Library, and the Chemistry Library for the latest information on opening hours and access.

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 and find more study spaces in the UofG Life app.