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.

Opening Hours

Closed: Monday 23, Tuesday 24 December and Friday 3 January 2020

Monday 6 January-Friday 19 June 2020

Day Opening Time Closing Time
Monday 08.00 18.00
Tuesday 08.00 21.00
Wednesday 08.00 18.00
Thursday 08.00 18.00
Friday 08.00 17.00
Saturday Closed Closed
Sunday Closed Closed

Closed: Friday 10 April, Monday 13 April and Friday 8 May 2020

These times may be subject to change.

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 Onesearch.

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 your University of Glasgow matriculation card which is also your Library card.

Always remember to bring your 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: ;0141 848 3888

Email: Library.Dumfriescampus@uws.ac.uk