Edinburgh library and Learning Commons 1 & 2

All opening hours are currently subject to change at short notice.
Please check the Information Services social media channels - we will update our twitter feed daily. 
You can also contact the Library Service Desk at 0131 451 3577 or email ISHelp@hw.ac.uk

Learning Commons 1 (Hugh Nisbet) is open from 6:00am to midnight  7 days a week

Learning Commons 2 (Postgraduate Centre) is open 8:00 am to 10:00pm Monday – Friday, closed at weekends.

PCs are automatically shut down and photocopying ceases 15 minutes before closing.

Library Building 

Please note the Library is only open for current Heriot-Watt staff and students. We are unable to accept external visitors at this time. 

Access to the building will be controlled according to physical distancing guidelines. ID cards will be needed to gain access via the entrance gates.

Occupancy is limited, with 300 bookable study spaces. 

The study spaces – seats and tables – are numbered and will be clearly marked to make it easier to find your seat.

Face coverings must be worn at all times. 

Moving round the building will be the same as moving round the University – keep left when ever possible and physically distance from other students and staff.