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Information Service

Where is the Information Service?

We are located within the Information Centre on the upper floor of the Central Library which is fully accessible to disabled visitors by way of the ramped entrance and lift (accessed via the ramped entrance at the east end of the building).

Central Library Information Centre


All Information Service books and pamphlets added to stock after 1993 can be found on the Library Catalogue. (Please ask staff to check for items acquired prior to 1993).

Newspapers, Journals and Magazines

We have a collection of current journals covering a broad range of topics including science, engineering, management, Scottish and general interest.

Fax Facilities

  • Send within the UK and Europe 1.20 for 1st. page; 60p. per page thereafter.
  • Send elsewhere 2.10 for 1st. page: 1.20 per page thereafter.
  • Receive (from anywhere) 1.20 for 1st. 30p. per page thereafter


Photocopying of materials held within the Information Service will be done by staff of behalf of patrons. The provisions of Copyright Law will be strictly observed.

Computing Facilities 

There are a number of PCs available for use.

Local Studies Service

We share the Information Centre with our colleagues in the Local Studies Service. Visit and explore the Local Studies page to learn more about local and family history.

Public Announcement

When staffing is reduced it it may not always be possible to retrieve items from our Reserve Stock areas. Periods which be be affected are from 12 - 2pm., and the evenings of Monday and Wednesday from 5.30 - 8pm.

We regret any inconvenience caused and ask that, where possible, you request any such material in advance of your visit. Please contact us using the details given in right hand column.

Contact us:

Opening Hours

  • Mon & Wed  9am to 8pm
  • Tues, Thurs - Sat 9am to 5pm

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