On Campus Facilities

Please see below for information on Campus Facilities. 

Will the Sir Alex Ferguson Library be open?

The Sir Alex Ferguson Library is open 9am - 11pm (Monday - Friday) and 10am - 6pm at the weekend.

Students will no longer be required to book a study space to access the library but bookable spaces will still be available for those who wish to plan ahead. Due to its popularity, the click and collect service will also still continue but students will now be able to browse the shelves to access books.

Your safety is our highest priority and students are reminded that whilst in the library face coverings must be worn at all times - unless eating/drinking or you have a medical reason not to. Students should also be respectful of each other's personal space - as well as staff working in the library.

For more information on the library visit their website.

For more information on health and safety guidelines in the library visit their dedicated webpage.

What catering facilities will be available on campus?

GCU offers a wide range of outlets throughout the campus - you are never more than five minutes away from a coffee.

The outlets offer a range of breakfast lunch, snack and dinner options to suit every budget.

Dietary requirements are actered for with vegetarian, vegan, halal, and free-from options available. In addition to this coffee, beverages and snack items are served throughout the day.

Opening times vary to suit your classes and study with ‘click & collect’ options available.

Will the on campus gym be open?

We’re delighted to advise that our on-campus gym The Arc has reopened.

Guidelines have been put in place to ensure user’s safety and include:

  • A booking system to manage occupancy for classes and gym use
  • Users wearing face coverings at all times unless exercising, eating, drinking or are exempt
  • Maintaining one metre social distancing in line with Sport Scotland guidance
  • Gym users cleaning the equipment before and after use
  • Additional cleaning of the equipment being carried out by Arc staff.
  • Changing rooms and showers remaining closed

The Arc is open from 7am to 10pm Mondays to Thursdays, from 7am until 8.30pm on Fridays, and from 9am until 6pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

To book classes and gym spaces email The.Arc@gcu.ac.uk or call Arc Reception on 0141 331 3116.

Visit the Arc’s website

Is there a bar on campus?

Yes, Re:Union Bar in the Student' Association building on North Hanover Street is the perfect place to relax and catch up with friends. Offering a range of drinks and bar snacks, the venue also has a social programme supported by the Students’ Association.

Will the Students Association building be open?

The Students’ Association Building will be open. However the 24 Hour Computer Lab and Group Study Rooms will not be open and this will be reviewed later in the academic year. 

More information is available from www.GCUstudents.co.uk/coronavirus.