Scottish Borders Campus

Scottish Borders Campus library

The Scottish Borders Campus is open for 67 hours each week in Semester time, giving you plenty of time to access the books, journals and other materials, and use other services.

With over 200 individual and group study places, as well as bookable Conference and Seminar Rooms with PC and projection facilities, there is plenty of space for you to study on your own, or work collaboratively. 

There is wireless throughout the Library and Campus, and networked PCs and iMacs give access to University-licensed software, databases and journals, as well as other online resources. Networked Multi-Function Devices (MFDs) provide print, copying and scanning facilities, and a binding machine is provided for a professional finish for your essay, project or dissertation.

Floor plans

The Scottish Borders Campus Library is on two floors.

The Ground Floor, shown below from the entrance, includes the following main locations (from left to right):

  1. IT Helpdesk phone
  2. Well-being area
  3. Non-fiction book collection
  4. Back issues of Journals
  5. Current Journals
  6. Self-service kiosk
  7. Reprographics area: MFDs (Multi-Function Devices), guillotines, staplers and document binder
  8. Ladies and Gents/Accessible toilets
  9. New Stock Display
  10. Study tables with PCs
  11. Individual study pods and tables
  12. Service Desk
  13. “Fashion Intelligence” collection
  14. Cafe area with snack vending machine and hot drinks machine
  15. Conference Room 1 and Conference Room 2 (with 12 PCs and SMART Board). These rooms are bookable.

The First Floor, the open part of which is a quiet individual study area, includes the following main locations:

  • Main stock collection
  • Enquiry Desk
  • Individual study pods and tables
  • Individual study pods with MACs
  • Group study tables
  • PCs for individual study
  • 3 bookable Seminar Rooms
  • Archive stand alone and wall display cabinets showcasing their collection that can be viewed by appointment.


  • The High Mill Building can only be accessed with a swipe card on Saturdays and after 1700 weekdays
  • The Library can only be accessed on Saturdays via the Main Building side door by the Library. For the latest Library opening hours click here.
Building Room Semester time Vacation periods
High Mill 003 (CAD) 0700–2130 (Mon–Thu);
0700–2100 (Fri); 1000–1530 (Sat)
0700–1900 (Mon–Fri)
  004 (PC) As above As above
  008 (Lectra) As above As above
  009 (Mac Lab) As above As above
Library Conference 1 0830–2145 (Mon–Thu);
0830–1700 (Fri); 1000–1545 (Sat)
0900–1700 (Mon–Fri)
  Conference 2 As above As above

Book a room

Conference/Study Rooms

Why not use one of the following Rooms if you need to work together for an extended time?

Room Equipment Approximate capacity
Conference 1   12+
Conference 2 12 PCs, SMART Board connected to laptop 10+
Seminar 1 1 PC 4
Seminar 2 1 PC and projector 7
Seminar 3   7

Rooms can be booked in advance using the Book a Room function on the MyHWU Student Portal, at the Service Desk or by phone (01896-89-2185) or email (  Tell us how many people the room is for, and if any equipment is needed, such as PCs or laptops, and we will try and find the most suitable room.  At certain times of the year the rooms are very busy, so we can only hold a room for you for up to 15 minutes after the start of the booked time.  We would also be grateful if you can tell us when you are finished with the room you have booked, or if don’t need it.