Campus Study Areas

Our Library services are there for everyone.

All full-time, part-time, short courses and open learning students are able to access our 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 the Dumfries Campus or email the library. 

The Crichton Library (Dumfries campus)

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

  • Monday: 8am – 6pm
  • Tuesday: 8am – 9pm
  • Wednesday: 8am – 6pm
  • Thursday: 8am – 9pm
  • Friday: 8am – 5pm

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

Take a look at a 360-degree view of our library

Stranraer Campus

Students at the Stranraer campus can email the library 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.

The Learning Zone at Dumfries College

Study in your own time

Both Dumfries and Stranraer Campus provide welcoming quiet study areas where, with support from our staff, you can use computers as part of your studies or in your own time.

Both campuses have LapSafe lockers where using your Virtual ID Card you can borrow and return Chromebooks for your studies at any time of the day without needing to find a member of staff.


LearnNet is our student intranet, which you can access via any online device from wherever you are.

It can be used as a tool for learning, finding information and for communication. On LearnNet, you will find vital information relating to your course; course packs, library information, online databases and so much more.

Through LearnNet you can also access our library catalogue. 

Find out more about LearnNet.

Got a question?

If you have any questions about our libraries or learning zone, leave your details below and our team will contact you.