Heriot-Watt University Orkney Campus

Update 18 August 2020:

Our Malaysia Campus is now open – please see opening hours

Our Dubai, Edinburgh, Orkney and Scottish Borders Libraries remain closed. 
All Library books will continue to renew automatically until at least September and will not become overdue or generate fines

If you require any help or further information, please email ISHelp@hw.ac.uk. 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 https://isguides.hw.ac.uk/remote-learning

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.


Study spaces at the Orkney campus
The Orkney campus Library has perhaps the best view from any of our campus locations, with panoramic views onto Scapa Flow!  

Students may use the campus facilities at any time.

Networked PCs give access to University-licensed software, databases and journals and other online resources. Wireless access is also available. 

The library has individual study spaces as well as a small area for group work with comfortable low level seating.

A large Xerox printer is located on the ground floor for copying, scanning and printing.

Room bookings

LL1 and LL2 can be booked for meetings and study.

  • LL1 on our ground floor is a refurbished teaching and student space with newly installed AV facilities (tea/coffee making facilities are provided). 
  • LL2 is also bookable for meetings.

IT assistance is available from our on campus IT specialist and also through the University’s central IT Help services. See Contact/visit us for details.

Stromness has recently benefited from the newly built Stromness public library, located at Warehouse Buildings adjacent to the pier. Visit the Stromness Library web pages for details of facilities (including room bookings and charges) and opening hours.