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Information Services and Library

Information Services delivers the library, IT, digital learning technology and other information needs and services to enable all students and staff of the University of Stirling to learn, research and work here. Our mission is to equip and empower our users and ourselves to function and achieve successful outcomes in the digital age. We strive to achieving excellent customer service and always aim to exceed our users' expectations.

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Get in touch with the Information Centre for all your library and IT enquiries. 

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Stay up to date with all the latest news about the library and IS services.

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Thinking of coming to Stirling?

If you’re a prospective student, researcher or member of staff, key details about Information Services at the University.

The Stirling University Library Catalogue is openly available on the web. All staff and students of the university can access the electronic resources (e-books and e-journals) linked from the catalogue by logging into the university portal when requested. Those without a university network account can still browse the collections, find out the location of books and administer their library borrowing record.

Our services for visitors

Library access for visitors

The Stirling Campus Library operates an access control system but visitors are welcome. Please call at Reception at the Library entrance to gain entry.

Wi-fi services

Visiting HE staff and students can access eduroam. All others can access Guest Wi-fi.

Library and Archives Research Support

Here you will find all you need about how we support research and what is available in the University archives.

About Us

Find out how to contact us, learn about our teams as well as our policy.

Library building access during the autumn semester 2020

From 14 September, the Library will be fully open to staff and students.  At this time we are not able to accommodate visitors or externals.

Access to the building will be quite different however.  

Walk in access is available for some services

Level 2 (entry level) is partially open to allow access to:

  • The Click and Collect service to pick up reserved books and the Self Service devices to check out/return books. Find the item you want on the library catalogue then click the link in the record to request it.
  • Short loan collection
  • Library catalogue terminals near the entrance
  • Wi-Fi Wizard appointments – these must be booked in advance 
  • Face-to-face library and IT support is available at the Information Centre for essential or urgent enquiries. The fastest way to get support is through our digital channels where our team of remotely based staff are ready to assist you – so that’s through Unidesk self service portal, via live chat (on your portal), or by email at… (IT) or (Library)

We may need to limit access to level 2 from time to time in order to ensure minimum social distancing requirements can be met, which could require you to wait before being allowed into the library.  Note, if you have a pre-booked study space or wifi wizard appointment, you should present at the front of any queue with your booking details so that you can be given entry.

Study seats now have to be booked

The Library study spaces have been socially distanced to give you a safe place to work. All available Library Seats are now bookable. The new booking system includes the option to select a study space, a study space with a computer or an informal study space (e.g. sofa space)

All Library study spaces are for solo study – there are no group study facilities. We encourage you to use MS Teams for group meetings.

Covid precautions

  • face masks are mandatory in the Library building unless you are exempted under Government legislation
  • Hand sanitisers have been installed throughout the building – you must sanitise your hands on entering the library
  • Visitors studying in the library are required to wipe down desk surfaces, keyboards and mice before and after use using the antibacterial wipes provided
  • service points now have a perspex shield to protect staff and customers
  • Please observe social distancing within the library and respect other library users
  • All toilets are open for single person use, please use the ‘engaged/vacant’ slider as you enter and leave the toilet to indicate to others when it’s in use 

Our Archives Reading Room is open. Find out how to book an appointment and plan your visit.


Semester Opening Times

Mon - Thurs 08:00 - 20:00
Friday 08:00 - 20:00
Sat and Sun 10:00 - 17:00


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