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 0Level 1Level 2Level 3Level 4
Access to George MooreYesYes
Access to Hamish WoodYesYes
Archives CentreYes
Bookable study roomsYes
CafeYes
Copy/print/scanYesPrint CentreYesYesYes
Laptop borrowingYes
Library DeskYes
Making or receiving
mobile phone calls
YesYesNoNoNo
PCsYesBring your
own device
YesYesBring Your

Own Device

Self-service machinesYesYesYesYesYes
Seminar roomsSeminar Room 1Seminar Room 2Seminar Room 4
Shelf numbers650-999600-649340-599000-339
Smart tablesYesYesYesYes
Type of studyGroupGroupGroupSilentSilent
Visually impaired students’