Glasgow Caledonian University Library

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Glasgow Caledonian University Library

Our award-winning library, the Saltire Centre, gives access to more than 270,000 books, 350 open-access PCs and a huge range of online resources including databases, ebooks, journals and more.

We’re open 7 days a week, with support available from staff at The Library Desk. You can also contact your librarian who can help you make the best use of our resources.

Your student card is your library card and you are automatically a member of the library when you register. Please note it can take 24-48 hours before your details are transferred to the library system. Only after this time will you be able to borrow from the library.

The library offers a variety of study spaces so that you can choose a place that best suits your needs, be it social and group study on the lower levels or individual and silent study on the upper levels.

The library is also home to the Archives and Special Collections, which hold rare and unique items from GCU’s past together with other collections of national importance.

Use the directory board below to see what services are available on each level of the library, or see detailed floorplans.

Level 0 Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4
Access to George Moore Yes Yes
Access to Hamish Wood Yes Yes
Archives Centre Yes
Bookable study rooms Yes
Cafe Yes
Copy/print/scan Yes Print Centre Yes Yes Yes
Laptop borrowing Yes
Library Desk Yes
Making or receiving
mobile phone calls
Yes Yes No No No
PCs Yes Bring your
own device
Yes Yes Bring Your

Own Device

Self-service machines Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Seminar rooms Seminar Room 1 Seminar Room 2 Seminar Room 4
Shelf numbers 650-999 600-649 340-599 000-339
Smart tables Yes Yes Yes Yes
Type of study Group Group Group Silent Silent
Visually impaired students’

study room


Opening hours

Building Opens Library Desk Opens Library Desk Closes Building Closes
Monday – Friday 7am 9am 8pm 11pm
Saturday – Sunday 9am 10am 6pm 6pm

The link doors to the Hamish Wood and George Moore Buildings are open from 8.45 am to 9.00 pm Monday to Friday. They are not open at weekends. Roving support will be available from 8pm till 11pm during term time.

Remember that the computer lab in Level 0 of the Students’ Association building is open 24 hours a day. There are computer labs available in other university buildings.