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How to use the Library: Opening Hours

Our professional team of staff offer a wide range of services to all QMU students, staff and visitors. From help with joining and borrowing; enquiry service, interlibrary loans and photocopying as well as subject support from Liaison Librarians.

Opening hours

Coronavirus updates – LRC

The Learning Resource Centre is open to QMU staff and students from 8am to 9pm every day. The book stacks and bookable study rooms are inaccessible at present due to current government guidelines. To check availability of books please use the library catalogue. If your book is available you can request this book through click and collect service.

A limited number of terminals will be accessible, all of which require to be booked in advance or upon arrival to the study space. Space can be booked via room booking system here.  

The Helpdesk is staffed remotely 8am to 7pm Monday to Friday. Staff can be contacted via email (LRCHelp@qmu.ac.uk / Assist@qmu.ac.uk) during these hours.

Our Liaison Librarians continue to work from home, are contactable via email and will provide sessions for staff and students via MS Teams or Collaborate. Staff of the Effective Learning Service also continue to work from home and offer their services in a similar manner.   

The University is continuing to monitor closely and follow healthcare and government advice from Health Protection Scotland.

We also have a dedicated page on the main QMU website with FAQ’s which are continually being updated:  https://www.qmu.ac.uk/coronavirus/

If the Fire Alarm sounds whilst you are in the LRC, go to the nearest fire exit. You must then go to our closest Assembly Point and wait for further instructions. Do NOT remain in the building.


Any items that require to be issued by staff cannot be borrowed during non-staffed hours – e.g. DVDs, items on hold or inter-library loans. All queries should be directed to LRChelp@qmu.ac.uk, where they will be answered as soon as possible during the next working day.

If you have any problems relating to access during the non-staffed hours, or if the alarm sounds as you enter/exit the LRC, please see the Security staff at main reception.