About us

Information Services supports research, learning, teaching and administrative activities by providing Library, Information and Learning Technology services to Heriot-Watt students and staff around the world.

We develop Heriot-Watt's global communications infrastructure, enabling the University to fulfill its international ambitions by connecting students and staff with each other, and with the information they create, process, publish and consume through the information systems and IT facilities we manage.

We provide and support:

  • 5 campus libraries offering a variety of study environments
  • the latest learning technologies - via our VLE and in our lecture theatres
  • a collection of over 160,000 printed books and over 480,000 ebooks
  • access to over 170,000 print and electronic journals and more than 270 databases

Help, advice and training on accessing these resources and applying technologies to exploit them is available at our libraries and online.