Borrowing

The services listed on this webpage have been affected by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. For current information regarding library services please refer to our Covid-19 services webpage. Alternatively, you can contact us.

Your student or staff ID card is also your library card. You can't borrow books without it. You can usually borrow items within 24 to 48 hours after you matriculate (collect your card). There are self-service machines on every level of the Sir Alex Ferguson Library. Use these to borrow and return books, just follow the on-screen instructions. Users can borrow books for two week periods. Items will automatically renew unless they are requested by another user. Students, staff and researchers can borrow a total of 20 items.

More information is available on finding items and our library regulations. If you are not a student or a member of staff, you can still join the library and use our services. All the information you need is on our membership page.

For more information, look at our FAQs page or ask at The Library Desk on level 0.

To view your library account and renew items online please visit Discover and log in using your domain username and password. Click the 'My Library Account' option to view your account. More information is available on the Manage my library account page.

If you have any questions please contact the Library Desk:

  • Visit us on level 0 of the Sir Alex Ferguson Library
  • Phone us on 0141 273 1000
  • Email library@gcu.ac.uk
  • Watch our guide to using the self-service machines

Using the self-service machines

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View the Using the Self-Service Machines introductory video with closed captions.