About the library

About the 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

Yes

Access to Hamish Wood

Yes

Yes

Archive Centre

Yes

Ask & Learn

Yes

Assistive technology room

Yes

DVD collection

Yes

Group study rooms

Yes

Cafe

Yes

Copy/print/scan

Yes

Print Centre

Yes

Yes

Yes

Library seminar room

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

Postgraduate study room

Yes

Self-service machines

Yes with

payment

facility

Yes with

payment

facility

Yes

Yes

Yes

Seminar rooms

Seminar Room 1

Seminar Room 2

Shelf numbers

650-999

600-649

340-599

000-339

Smart tables

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Type of study

Group or Social

Group

Group

Silent

Silent