Information Services

Supporting research, learning, teaching and administrative activities by providing Library, Information and Learning Technology services to Heriot-Watt students and staff.

Update 23 March 2020

Due to the developing COVID-19 situation, all of our campus libraries are now closed until further notice.

All Library books will auto-renew until at least September and will not become overdue nor generate fines.

If you require any help or further information, please email You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

More information about how Information Services can support students studying remotely can be found at

For more information on the University's response to the situation, please see the COVID-19 webpages

We apologise for any inconvenience and thank you for your co-operation.

Accessing and using eBooks - update 28 April 2020

We have a large number of eResources, including eBooks, that are available for staff and students to use while working and studying off campus. To access eBooks, use Discovery and you will be able to view and read a wide selection. 

Some eBooks only allow a limited number of users to view them at the same time. Due to the demand at exam time, it is currently not possible to download eBooks in order to increase access for everyone. They can still be read online.

If you have any problems accessing the resources please contact