Books and eBooks

You can search your Library online for books you need.  Books for your courses are accessible 24/7.  Find out more about Heritage in this video HERE

You can use Heritage to reserve and renew your books online with your student number and pin number HERE

  • There’s an extensive collection of print materials, including course textbooks, revision guides, past papers, quick reads, fiction, graphic novels, local history and journals. Each month, your campus library will have a display that focuses on a specific subject area.

You can borrow books from any West College Scotland campus library. Search our Library Catalogue, Heritage Online, for books you need or ask a library staff member to search for books for you. If the books you are interested in are at another campus, ask a Library Assistant to request them to be delivered to your library. Books from other campuses normally arrive within three working days.

If a textbook of interest is not currently stocked, ask a Library Assistant if it would be possible to order a copy.  New books take approximately 2 weeks to arrive and be input into the library management system for loaning.

  • Ebooks: digital copies of textbooks, can be read online or downloaded to your mobile device via Open Athens. https://www.openathens.net/

    Library staff are happy to demonstrate how to access ebooks via Open Athens. Email library@wcs.ac.uk to arrange a time.