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New Students: Welcome

A guide to using the Library for new students

New Students Welcome

Welcome to the Library

Our video introduction will help you get started.

Andersonian Library


Student card

Your student ID card is available on the Strathclyde App. You will need the app or your student ID card to enter the Library and borrow books. Just scan in at the entrance. There are always staff who can help you if you're not sure what to do.

Student ID card 

Your student ID card also acts as your Library card. When you register you automatically join the Library.

You can also use the kiosk at the entrance to the Library and use your DS username and password to create a temporary pass to access the Library. 


Enquiry Desk

Our friendly staff can answer your enquiries. The IS enquiry desk is on Level 3 of the Library and there are also enquiry points on Levels 4 and 5.

Enquiry Desk

Skills Boost sessions

Skills Boost sessions run online and in-person during Semester 1 and 2 and give us the opportunity to teach you all of the skills you will need to be successful in the Library.

Opening hours

Full details of our opening hours are on the Library website.



Student guide

Download the Information Services Student Guide or pick up a copy at Enquiry points in the Library.This handy guide contains all your essential IT and Library information.

Information Service Student Guide 2019-20cover

University of Strathclyde Mobile App

The University of Strathclyde App gives you instant access to campus resources and information.

University of Strathclyde App