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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

The LRC is open between 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, however all internal rooms including the group study rooms, are closed after 9pm. This is to facilitate cleaning and ventilation. Access to the book stacks at both ends of the LRC continues 24/7.

Our physical Helpdesk based in the LRC is open 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm Saturday and Sunday (semester time only).

You can also email or call 0131 474 0000 - ask for the Helpdesk, when prompted.

Our Liaison Librarians continue to work mainly 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.   

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 issuing by staff cannot be borrowed during non-staffed hours – e.g. DVDs, or inter-library loans. All queries should be emailed, 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.