COVID19: Library closure

The Library building closed until further notice at 17:00 on Friday 20 March 2020.

Online resources continue to be available to all staff and students.

Library re-opening

We are working towards the safe re-opening of the Library. Initially, we will begin with a freepost book return service & click-and-collect service for print materials. We will publish full details of our plans to re-open as soon as we are able to.

Items currently on loan

All items on loan have been renewed until 19 August. They will auto-renew until the Library building reopens.

To manage the flow of books coming back to the Library while we're closed, we’re prioritising who we ask to return books. We’re emailing some users with details. Please check your Strathclyde email regularly.

We have waived all outstanding fines, except fines for lost items. If you have any questions about this please contact us using the following details.

Help and suport

Our staff are working remotely to provide the University community with quality help and support. During this time, please contact us by email in the first instance:

COVID-19 lockdown: our performance

We have produced an infographic detailing Library and IT performance during COVID-19 lockdown.   


How we can help you while you're working off-campus

We've made two videos listing some of the ways we can help you while you're studying or working off-campus. You can watch them on our YouTube channel.




Semester opening hours

Our regular semester opening hours are:

Library building opening hours
  Library building Enquiries service
Open Close Open Close
Monday - Friday 07:00 00:00 08:30 20:30
Saturdays and Sundays 09:00 21:00 12:00 17:00

You may also want to check the opening times of cafes on campus

Closing bells

If you are studying late in the Library you may hear our closing bells.

We ring the closing bells:

  • Twice approximately 30 minutes before closing
  • Twice approximately 20 minutes before closing
  • Three times ten minutes before closing

Sometimes, if the Library is very busy, we may ring the bells again just before closing. Please make sure you begin to pack up your things and make your way out of the Library at least ten minutes before we are due to close. This helps our staff make sure the building is securely closed on time.

Contact the Library

Please contact us if you'd like to check our opening hours before travelling to campus.