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Knowledge is power

The Library is open 24 hours a day every day, in the lead up to exams.

Our Andersonian Library houses around one million print volumes, and you'll have access to over hundreds of thousands of e-books, databases and ejournals.

Our collection is spread over five floors, throughout which you'll find a range of study spaces with wifi access so you can use your own laptop or there are computers for your use. There's also a cafe where you can grab lunch during the day, throughout the week, or a small take-away coffee shop where you can fuel up on caffeine during those long study hours.

Student in the Andersonian Library

Borrowing books

Borrowing books at Strathclyde is an easy process. You can check books out using our automatic scanning service and books with standard or one week loans are renewed automatically. You'll receive an email notifying you if someone else has reserved the book which means you'll need to return it.

If you borrow a book with a short loan (24 hours), you'll need to return it by closing time. 

Studying in the library

The library has more than 2,000 reader places, 614 computer places, and wifi zones where you can use your laptop to work. There are spaces spread across all five floors which are split into group study, quiet study and silent study areas.

There's also a small take-away cafe just outside the library, in the foyer of the Curran Building, where you can grab a coffee during those long study hours!