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 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 Service.

Study spaces

We are delighted to announce that we have now opened study space on campus specifically for students who have limited access to suitable study space at home.

To access this study space, you must book in advance via our online booking system. To make a study space booking, please click on the bookable study space link below;

GCU bookable study space

Please note, availability is limited to 38 study spaces and you will be unable to access this without a booking.

The study space will operate in a socially-distanced manner. You'll receive further details with your booking confirmation. Students must follow all University safety instructions while on campus, and adhere to Scottish Government guidance on social distancing and the wearing of face coverings within the study space.  

The ongoing provision of this space will be dependent on students using it in a responsible manner while adhering to social distancing requirements as detailed within Scottish Government guidance.

The space is available from the 25 August 2020 and is open between Mondays and Fridays, 9am and 9pm.

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 or on the Students’ Association online community on GCU Learn.

Catering on campus

A range of hot and cold snacks, beverages, breakfast and meal options will be available at several outlets throughout campus. Outlets will operate in accordance with Government guidance. For your convenience, a "click and collect" service to supplement counter service will be introduced.

The Arc

Due to current Scottish Government guidance, the Arc, our on-campus sports facility, is temporarily closed. We will update you and advise on when we are able to welcome you back to our COVID-19 safe environment. Until then, the team are offering a range of online classes and we look forward to seeing you there. You can keep up-to-date with the latest information on the Arc website.