Main Library is one of 4 library sites operated by the Library & Learning Centre (LLC).

Main Library
Main Library Entrance on Small's Wynd

Location and Access

Main Library Infozone

The Main Library has an access control system with four security gates regulating both entry and exit. Everyone visiting the building is required to scan a current membership or ID card for access.

Staff and students from the University of Dundee should open the gates using their UoD ID card or barcode tile generated on the University of Dundee app.

Other members of the Library should open the gates using the barcode on their LLC membership card.

All other potential members should complete the appropriate online application form in advance of a visit in person.

Family members of University of Dundee students and staff; and members of the public who have a valid reason to use our Main Library can also apply for a limited reference access pass.

Main Library levels 1B and 2B floorplans

Ground Floor

Library Resources 

The Main Library houses a wide range of electronic and printed books, journals, DVDs, Blu-ray discs, videos and numerous online databases (for licensing reasons some of these resources are only available to staff and students of this university), such as the innovative 'Material ConneXion' database, plus the online video database ''. For more information on resources please refer to our Subject Guides.

The Library has also acquired Resource Lists an online list of resources for students to use on their specific modules.

Key Features

Room Booking news

The Main Library is Wi-Fi enabled to allow wireless laptop access and has around 300 network PCs.  We have five group study rooms which are bookable via the room booking page, plus 12 black and white/colour A3/A4 printing/copying and scanning machines.  Main Library has a PC Internet Cafe and provides extensive opening hours during exam periods, as requested by University of Dundee students.  The University also has 3 other libraries with silent and group study zones, wireless networking and IT Suites that students can access. 


Students with white board news

The University of Dundee has an enviable research reputation within Scotland, the UK and internationally and the Library supports this research by providing a wide array of resources in all disciplines for academic research staff and postgraduate students, to excel in their chosen fields. School and University research activities can be viewed online via the Discovery Research Portal

Access for Mobility Impaired Users 

Access is by the main front entrance, on Small's Wynd.  The lift is located through the gates and to the right hand side. Disabled toilet facilities are available on each floor of the Main Library, if you are unsure of where please ask a member of staff for directions.

The LLC is committed to a policy of equality of access to information and learning resources.

We work closely with Disability Services and UoD IT at the University of Dundee to ensure a co-ordinated approach to the provision of services.

If you need any help or further information please contact one of the LLC's Disability Support Officers as listed below.

Roslind Penny. Telephone 01382 384088.

Yvonne McKenzie. Telephone 01382 385258.

Help and Contacts

For general library enquiries please contact a member of the Main Library staff by telephone on 01382 384087, or email