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.

    Library staff are happy to demonstrate how to access ebooks via Open Athens. Email to arrange a time.