Library Services comprises four library sites as well as the virtual library.
The Main Library is one of four Library sites at the University. It is located on the City Campus at Smalls Wynd.
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 University of Dundee 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 library membership card.
Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design (DJCAD) Library
Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design (DJCAD) Library is located on level 4 of the Matthew Building, Perth Road.
The Matthew Building has an access control system.
Staff and students from the University of Dundee should call at DJCAD Reception (Monday - Friday 09:00 - 16:45) to have their University of Dundee ID card activated for access.
Other members of the Library should produce their library membership card at DJCAD Reception to be admitted.
Robertson Trust Medical Library and Learning Centre
The Robertson Trust Medical Library is located in Ninewells Hospital & Medical School.
24 hour access to the Medical Library is regulated by an access control system and is only available to staff and students from the University of Dundee, and to NHS Tayside members of the Library. To have your NHS Tayside ID or University of Dundee ID card enabled, please contact the Medical Library with details of the proximity code from the reverse of your card and allow 2 working days (Monday - Friday) for the application to be processed.
Kirkcaldy Campus Library
The Kirkcaldy Campus Library is located on Forth Avenue, Kirkcaldy - on the first floor of Fife Campus.
To access the library after 17:00 Monday – Thursday, and on a Saturday, staff and students from the University of Dundee should ring the doorbell at the main entrance door and show their University of Dundee ID card to be admitted. Other members of the Library should show their library membership card and another form of photographic ID.
Staff and students are already a member, your card should be activated.
All other potential members should complete the appropriate online application form in advance of a visit in person:
- Join through the Society of College, National and University Libraries (SCONUL) Access scheme
- Join by subscription
- Join through the NHS
- Join through a connection with the University
- Visit the library for reference access
During semester, membership applications are processed:
- Monday to Friday 09:00 - 17:00
- Saturday and Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
During vacation periods (excluding the Christmas and New Year period when an alternative process is in place) membership applications will be processed Monday to Friday 09:00 - 17:00. You will receive a further email if additional information or subscription payment is required.
Once processed, your membership will be active the next day and a card will be ready for collection. Please bring proof of identity to collect your card. Alternatively, your membership card can be posted out to your home address.
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.
Before entering the library please refer to our policies regarding use of University of Dundee library services.