The Library service is committed to supporting the college community by providing high quality, cost effective information and learning resource services through a range of media.

The Library is open during term time from 8.30am (unstaffed until 9.00am).

Library opening hours

  • 09.00-16.30 Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays (staffed)
  • 09.00-19.00 Tuesdays (staffed late opening - term time only)
  • College closed weekends

There is a staffed late opening service on Tuesday until 7.00pm (term time only). This is particularly useful for students who are unable to access the Library during normal opening hours who would like assistance.

For study purposes, the Library and the Learning Resource Centre are usually open outwith the Library staffed hours, depending on the opening hours of the College itself; please contact Lews Castle College reception for further details.

The Library is generally only closed on days indicated as support staff holidays on the College calendar. However, its opening hours and staff availability during other periods may be subject to occasional alteration; please contact the Library for further details prior to planning your visit.

Library self-issuing kiosk

How to use the self-issue kiosk in the Library video (1.22 mins) in English

How to use the self-issue kiosk in the Library video (1.24 mins) in Gaelic

Our self-issuing kiosk is available for borrowing, renewing and returning books. To borrow or renew books using the self-issuing kiosk you will need your student/staff card, however you can return books without your card.

Please note... the kiosk can not be used to return books that are inter-site loans. These are books we have borrowed for you from another UHI partner Library. Please return these directly to Library staff or put them in the Library Book Returns box.

There are on-screen instructions however our library staff are happy to help if you need additional assistance.