Access to facilities

Offering an excellent student experience is at the heart of our University ethos and for session 2020-21 we will be providing all online services and support.

Sir Alex Ferguson Library

 

The Sir Alex Ferguson Library building opening hours are 10am to 8pm (Monday - Friday) and 10am - 6pm (Saturday and Sunday). 

The library offers access to a huge number of online resources such as e-books, journals and specialist databases. Information on how to access these resources, and many other services including online drop-in sessions or appointments with our librarians, can be found on the library website.

Physical books can be borrowed from the library using our Click and Collect ServiceThis will enable students to order their books online and collect in person at the Library.

Bookable study spaces are also available in the Sir Alex Ferguson Library. Students will be able to book two three hour slot per day though spaces will be limited as they are aimed at those who don’t have access to a suitable study space at home. If you can study at home please continue to do so.

Students are also advised that the library building is not available for social gatherings or group work. A normal service is not in operation but a space for safe study and to facilitate the click and collect book service.

Please note that you will need your student ID card to access the Library building and you will need to have reserved your study space before arrival or your book loan before collection.

All students will be expected to wear a face covering in the Library building, except if they have a medical reason not to.

Please visit the Library webpages for further information.

 

Study spaces

Bookable study spaces are available in the Sir Alex Ferguson Library. Students will be able to book two three hour slot per day though spaces will be limited as they are aimed at those who don’t have access to a suitable study space at home. If you can study at home please continue to do so.

 

Students are also advised that the library building is not available for social gatherings or group work. A normal service is not in operation but a space for safe study and to facilitate the click and collect book service.

Please note that you will need your student ID card to access the building and you will need to have reserved your study space before arrival. 

All students will be expected to wear a face covering in the Library building, except if they have a medical reason not to.

The Sir Alex Ferguson Library opening hours are 10am to 8pm (Monday - Friday) and 10am - 6pm (Saturday and Sunday). 

Visit the Library’s website for more information

The Students' Association

The Students’ Association is operating its services and activities online. Your elected Full-Time Officers are accessible to contact either online or on campus at scheduled times within the library.

The Students’ Association building and facilities are currently, temporarily closed and we will let you know when it’s deemed safe to re-open.

The Students’ Association looks forward to welcoming you to, or back to GCU. The latest information can be found on www.gcustudents.co.uk or on the Students’ Association online community on GCU Learn.

The Arc

Glasgow Caledonian University's ARC sports centre has been transformed into a key walk-through COVID-19 test centre to serve the local community of Glasgow.

The centre will enable anyone with coronavirus symptoms, including students, GCU staff and members of the public, to get a free swab test that takes less than a minute. The tests can be booked at nhs.uk/coronavirus or by calling 0800 028 2816 as soon as symptoms begin.

The Government-run centre will be operate completely independently of GCU and be managed by clinicians and staffed by experts experienced in running other test centres in Scotland and around the UK. 

There will be no access to the ARC centre from the campus and the usual access to the main campus boulevard will be blocked off.  Prominent signage will direct visitors to the centre and away from the campus.  The Government has provided assurances that the close and segregated management of the Centre will mean there is no increased risk to staff and students as a result of the facility being located in a university property. The centre's site security will operate 24hrs a day. 

GCU's support in providing the site is completely in keeping with its unique mission as the University for the Common Good and is a really important and vital way we can rise to the challenge our nation, city and community face.