The Crichton Library (Dumfries campus)

Our Library services are there for everyone. All Full Time, Part Time, Short Course and Open Learning students are able to access all library services and facilities. We have books covering all subjects to help you with your studies, as well as a wide range of fiction, lifestyle and wellbeing titles.

The librarian can help you find books or ebooks and support you with finding information, referencing and copyright. Visit us at Dumfries Campus or contact

During term time the library is open as follows (the library also provides an out of hours’ book return service):

  • Monday: 0800 – 1800
  • Tuesday: 0800 – 2100
  • Wednesday: 0800 – 1800
  • Thursday: 0800 – 1800
  • Friday: 0800 – 1700

Resources available include:

  • Internet access for all registered students
  • A wide range of books and access to the UWS collections in Ayr, Hamilton and Paisley
  • Electronic books and databases

Stranraer Campus

Students at Stranraer campus can email with any requests for books or help with ebooks or referencing. 

Learning Zones

“The learning zone provides a learning community where, in partnership with our friendly team, you can shape your learning to fulfil your individual needs."

Success in delivering this vision will depend on the co-operation of all those working within the Zone. We also depend on your feedback in helping us to improve the service and environment that we provide.


Where are the Learning Zones?

Learning Zones 1, 2, 3 and 4 are situated on the first floor adjacent to Reception area.
This is a quiet study area please do not use this as a through route to the library.
Room 0057 is also a Learning Zone.
There will always be a member of staff on duty in all Learning Zones to offer IT support and advice.

What do the Learning Zones offer?

  • Microsoft Office 2007
  • Access to the Intranet and the Internet
  • E mail facilities
  • Course related software
  • On line training courses
  • Free printing
  • A quiet work environment
  • Directed Study classes

Flexible Access Centre

At Stranraer campus there is a multi-PC Flexible Access Centre, which allows you to use computers and learning materials on a drop-in / book-in basis. The centre staff are available to support you with using the computers, accessing learning resources and using the Internet for research. The staff are also trained in identifying customised learning courses to enable you to improve your IT and Internet skills.

Group sessions are often held within the Flexible Access Centre and members of the public are encouraged to enrol on these IT courses which range from Introductory levels in IT to the European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) and ECDL Advanced.

Find out more by contacting Stranraer Campus on Tel: 01776 706 633.


LearnNet is Dumfries & Galloway College's Student Intranet, which you access via a computer whether at College, at home or a learning centre. It can be used as a tool for: learning, finding information and for communication. On it you will find vital information relating to your course; course packs, library information, online databases and so much more. Through LearnNet you can access our library catalogue, even when you are not visiting one of our libraries. Our LearnNet system is constantly being developed to enhance the services we offer our students.