Your student or staff card doubles up as your library card! Just make sure you have your card with you when borrowing any items from the library. We cannot issue you with anything unless you have your card with you. Sometimes you will also need it to access the library so make sure you have it with you at all times.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, we have had to make changes to borrowing allowances and our fines structure - please see our updates guide to check for the latest information about borrowing, returning books and fines.

Students can borrow books for either a one week or four week period (dependent on loan type). You can borrow a maximum of ten items at a time. 

Staff are entitled to borrow a maximum of 20 items at any one time.

Items can be renewed three times (online, over the phone, or in person). If you wish to renew the item a fourth time you must bring it into one of our libraries to do so. Any fines outstanding on your account due to overdue items must be settled before you can renew an item.

You can borrow and return items to both the City Campus and Riverside Campus libraries.

Students and Staff are also entitled to borrow up to six items from the libraries at the Glasgow Clyde and Glasgow Kelvin colleges as part of the Reciprocal Borrowing Programme.