UHI Perth students and staff can borrow up to 15 books on standard loan up to 28 days. DVDs can be borrowed for a period of 14 days. Items issued on a standard loan can be recalled after 2 weeks, following a request from another user. Once you receive a recall message, you need to return the item before the recall date, or you will be charged fines at £1 per day, per item. Recall, reservation, and overdue notices are sent to your student/staff email.

A valid student ID card is required to borrow any materials from the library. The person who borrowed materials from the library is solely responsible for their return.


Items can be renewed in the following ways:

  • in person
  • by telephone (01738 877721)
  • by email

They can also be renewed online via the library search.

Users can login to their library account using their standard network username and password.

Further borrowing will only be allowed once fines are settled in full. Where an item is lost or returned damaged, or not returned after a reasonable period of time, the borrower will be charged for the full replacement cost.

Inter-library loans

If you cannot find the item you require in the library, it may be possible to borrow it from another library, either a University of the Highlands and Islands partner (free service) or from the British Library or other national inter-lending schemes. Please ask library staff about this service, but bear in mind that there may be a charge to obtain items from outwith the University of the Highlands and Islands partnership.

Study facilities

A range of accommodation is available, including a dedicated area for silent study and group study areas.

Library users should not attempt to reserve study spaces by leaving personal belongings in the area during classes or lunchtime. When this occurs, belongings may be cleared from desks by library staff. Please do not leave personal items including laptops unattended for any length of time.


Please respect library staff and other users by behaving in an appropriate and respectful manner. Failure to do so may result in disciplinary action. Speak to a member of library staff if you think a fellow student is behaving in an inappropriate way.

Mobile phones should be set to “silent” in the library. Short calls are allowed as long as it doesn’t disturb other users. The exception is in the silent area where mobiles should not be used at all. Please leave the library if you need to make a prolonged call.

Please do not talk in the silent study area at all.

Food and drink

Eating and drinking in the library and study centre is not allowed, however bottled water is permitted throughout both spaces. This is to maintain the high quality of the new environment. We hope everyone will feel very proud of our new Library and will want to keep it looking great. This approach is exactly the same as you will find in virtually every college/university library in the country. Hundreds of people enter the Library every day, and accidents are bound to occur. There are excellent catering facilities and a cafeteria provided next door to the library therefore we do not allow eating and drinking, apart from bottled water, to limit the chances of accidental spillage.

Other services

A self-service photocopier/printer is available for use in the library. All students receive an allocation of print credit at the start of their course. Additional credit can be purchased from the library issue desk.

Laminating and binding facilities and scanning services are also available in the library.

Children or dependents in the library

The Library recognises that children occasionally visit the department and therefore aims to ensure their safety. However, supervision is the sole responsibility of the parent/guardian and cannot be delegated. Please note that the library does not provide child minding/crèche facilities.

Children may only be brought into the Library under the close and continuous supervision of their parent/guardian. Children may not use the computers. 

Children may remain in the library under the supervision of their parent/guardian only if there is room to do so and only for short periods of time up to a maximum of 2 hours. At peak times the library can become crowded and students take priority as study space is at a premium.