Library information

The University Library is now open at full capacity. 

Level 3 and 4 are open for quiet and silent study.

Please note that we recommend, face coverings be worn in the Library. Please scroll down for more detail.

Watch our guide to using the Library

Resources and facilities

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Library search

Browse the collections, find books and access electronic resources. 

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Subject research guides

Detailed guides on research in your subject area. 

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A-Z online resources

Find the best library databases for your research.

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Study space

Check out all our study facilities and make a booking. 

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Wellbeing space

A dedicated place to relax when you need a break from studying.

Library Opening Hours - semester hours

Monday - Friday 8:00am - 12 midnight
Saturday and Sunday 10:00am - 8:00pm

 Library and IT enquiries are now available 24/7.  Contact us via email or Livechat on the student portal.

Library Opening Hours - vacation hours

Monday - Thursday 8:00am - 12:00 midnight
Friday  8:00am - 8:00pm
Saturday and Sunday 10:00am - 8:00pm

Access to the library and services

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Access to study space

Levels 2 (entry level) and 3 of the Library are fully open for walk-in access. These floors have a mixture of open group study areas, open study desks and study desks with computers. 

Level 4 is reserved for silent study. Study desks with computers are available as well as standard study desks.

Group study rooms are available on Levels 3 and 4 and must be booked in advance.

Postgraduate students can book a place in the Postgraduate Study Zone.

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Access to services

  • The Click and Collect service which was introduced during the pandemic is still available. This allows you to request that a book is placed aside for you to collect from the Library.
  • Laptops for loan – there are 2 self-service laptop cabinets on Level 2. Laptops can be checked out for 4 hours. Headphones are not supplied so please bring your own.
  • Well-being space – situated in the Short Loan area of the library.
  • Short Loan collection – high demand text books. 
  • Face-to-face library and IT support are available at the Information Centre.   The fastest way to get support is through Unidesk self service portal, via live chat (on your portal), or by email at information.centre@stir.ac.uk (IT) or library@stir.ac.uk (Library).
  • MFDs (printer/copier/scanners) are available on every floor of the library.

 

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COVID-19 safety measures

  • Face masks are recommended in the library, especially when moving around the building or approaching service points.
  • Hand sanitisers have been installed throughout the building – please sanitise your hands on entering the library, handling stock or using facilities such as printers/ laptop cabinets etc.
  • Library users are asked to wipe down desk surfaces, keyboards and mice before and after use, using the antibacterial wipes provided.
  • Our Archives Reading Room is open. Further details here.