Heriot-Watt University Dubai Campus

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 FacebookTwitter 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.


Library facilities:

The total library area is 11,5002 ft.

  • Academic textbook collection: a wide range of books are currently available to students in support of the programmes being taught on campus; regularly added to, this collection continues to develop.
  • Databases: to facilitate students in their search for details of articles, conference papers, theses and other information on your research topic
  • Electronic journals: to allow students to access the full text of articles from hundreds of journals from several Internet-enabled computers
  • Resource guides: supplied for all the programmes taught at the Dubai campus, to assist staff and students to identify the most important information resources for their study and research

The library has a total seating capacity of 220 with 35 PCs available for student use.

We have a quiet study area with 48 seats available for individual study, 3 small discussion rooms and 1 larger room (that accomodates 24 students).

PC facilities:

We have a dedicated IT Helpdesk and a fully equipped computer lab with over 40 computers.

The IT Helpdesk provides support to students for all the major IT packages and staff can assist you with a wide range of queries, from accessing our virtual learning environment (VISION) and email, to assisting with printing or resolving software problems.

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