Library and Learning Centre Services During the Industrial Strike Action of 18 April to 15 May 2022

It is anticipated that significant numbers of LLC staff will engage in the industrial action planned over 28 days from 18 April to 15 May 2022. This will impact on many LLC services and on the opening of some Library sites. 

During the strike period the following opening hours aim to be achieved (but remain subject to change):


Main Library

Open Mon to Fri - 8 am to Midnight

Open Sat & Sun - 9 am to Midnight

The Main Library will close at midnight on 15 May, reopening at 8 am on 16 May. 


Ninewells Library

Open 24/7 to those with swipe card access


Kirkcaldy Library

Open Monday – Thursday 8:30 am to 9 pm, Friday 8:30 am to 5 pm, Saturday 10 am to 2 pm. (subject to staff availability).


DJCAD Library

Closed apart from:

Tuesday  11 am to 1 pm open for book collection only

Thursday 11 am to 1 pm open for book collection only


Other LLC support and communications may experience delays or reduced service:

  • Requests and holds for physical items will not be fulfilled, but books are still available on the Library shelves for self-issue.
  • Books returned to the Main Library will be processed and replaced on shelves where possible.
  • Inter Library Loans and book transfers between Library sites will not be available. 
  • The Library Chat service and Main Library Infozone will offer reduced services.
  • Email support requests may take longer than normal to receive a response. 
  • No SCONUL Access applications will be processed during the Industrial Action.


For anyone with mobility or other challenges and unable to access the physical shelves, Library staff will be available to provide support and collection of specific items. Please make these enquiries directly to the staff on duty in the Main Library. 

Access to My Dundee, Resource Lists, digital books and online journals are not affected, and you can search all library resources on the library website.

We appreciate your understanding as we continue to support your studies during this time.