The Scottish Borders Campus is open for 66 hours each week in Semester time, giving you plenty of time to access the books, journals and other materials, and use other services.

With over 100 individual and group study places, as well as bookable Conference and Seminar Rooms with PC and projection facilities, there is plenty of space for you to study on your own, or work collaboratively. Wireless networked laptops can be borrowed to use for group work on the Ground Floor or First Floor Seminar Rooms.

There is wireless throughout the Library and Campus, and networked PCs and iMacs give access to University-licensed software, databases and journals, as well as other online resources. Networked Multi-Function Devices (MFDs) provide print, copying and scanning facilities, and a binding machine is provided for a professional finish for your essay, project or dissertation.


Floor plans

The Scottish Borders Campus Library is on two floors.

The Ground Floor, shown below from the entrance, includes the following main locations (from left to right):

Scottish Borders Library key

  1. Library Catalogue
  2. IT Helpdesk phone
  3. Reference Collection
  4. Newspapers
  5. Current Journals
  6. Start of main stock collection
  7. Self-service kiosk
  8. Reprographics area: MFDs (Multi-Function Devices), guillotines, staplers and document binder
  9. Ladies and Gents/Accessible toilets
  10. New Stock Display
  11. Service Desk
  12. “3 Hour Loan” Collection
  13. “Fashion Intelligence” Collection

Not shown on the picture are the Assisted Technology Room (with 5 PCs), Conference Room 1 (with 10 PCs) and Conference Room 2 (with 12 PCs and a SMART Board). All these rooms are bookable.

A more detailed view of the panorama above may be seen in the downstairs section of the virtual Tour of the Campus Library.

The First Floor, the open part of which is a quiet individual study area, includes the following main locations:

  • Continuation of main stock collection
  • Journal backfile
  • FE Enquiry Desk
  • HE Enquiry Desk
  • Study pods
  • PCs for individual study
  • 3 bookable Seminar Rooms

The upstairs section of the virtual tour of the Campus Library is also available.

PC labs

Some of these rooms are used for teaching - check first. Rooms are open when buildings are open unless stated otherwise. Times are approximate (several rooms are opened/closed by Campus Facilities staff on their rounds).

N.B.:
1. The High Mill Building can only be accessed with a swipe card on Saturdays and after 1700 weekdays
2. The Library can only be accessed on Saturdays via the Main Building side door by the Library

 Building  Room Semester time Vacation periods 
 High Mill 003 (CAD) 0700-2130 (Mon-Thu);
0700-2100 (Fri); 1000-1530 (Sat)
 0700-1900 (Mon-Fri)
  004 (PC)  As above  As above
  008 (Lectra)  As above  As above
  009 (Mac Lab)  As above  As above
 Library Conference 1 0845-2145 (Mon-Thu);
0845-1645 (Fri); 1000-1545 (Sat)
 0845-1645 (Mon-Fri)
  Conference 2  As above  As above

Book a room

Conference/Study Rooms

Why not use one of the following Rooms if you need to work together for an extended time?

 Room  Equipment  Approximate capacity
 Assisted Technology  5 PCs  5
 Conference 1  12 PCs  12+
 Conference 2  10 PCs, SMART Board connected to laptop  10+
 Seminar 1  1 PC  4
 Seminar 2  1 PC and projector  7
 Seminar 3  2 PCs  7

Rooms can be booked in advance at the Service Desk, or by phone (01896-89-2185) or email (SBCServiceDesk@hw.ac.uk).  Tell us how many people the room is for, and if any equipment is needed, such as PCs or laptops, and we will try and find the most suitable room.  At certain times of the year the rooms are very busy, so we can only hold a room for you for up to 15 minutes after the start of the booked time.  We would also be grateful if you can tell us when you are finished with the room you have booked, or if don’t need it.