Glasgow Caledonian University

Contact details

Website: Email: Telephone: +44 (0)141 2731000

About the library

Our award-winning library, the Sir Alex Ferguson Library, gives access to more than 270,000 books, 350 open-access PCs and a huge range of online resources including databases, ebooks, journals and more.

We're open 7 days a week, with support available from staff at The Library Desk. You can also contact your librarian who can help you make the best use of our resources.

The library offers a variety of study spaces so that you can choose a place that best suits your needs, be it social and group study on the lower levels or individual and silent study on the upper levels.

The library is home to Archives and Special Collections, which hold rare and unique items from GCU's past together with other collections of national importance. Archives and Special Collections contribute to the Archives Hub. To browse descriptions of their archive materials, visit their Archives Hub information page.

The local library catalogue is also available online.

British Library inter-library loan codes

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For an explanation of these codes, and for more information on arranging inter-library loans, see the inter-library loans page on the British Library website.

Accessing materials

Can I see live document availability on Library Hub Discover? Yes.

Can I obtain items via inter-library loan? Yes - subject to the library's local lending policy. See their website for details. You must request an inter-library loan via a library of which you are a member. Talk to your own library staff for advice on ordering an item.

Can I visit the library to view materials? Yes - see the library's website for access details. If you wish to visit it is advisable to contact the library in advance, to ensure that they can accommodate you and that the material you need will be available.


Browse all of Glasgow Caledonian University's records in Library Hub Discover here.