Learning Resource Centre


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In Thurso, the Learning Resource Centre can be found in the lower Dome building.

Staff are on hand to help you locate resources and make the best possible use of the learning resource centre and its services.

As well as stocking an extensive selection of books, journals and e-books, their facilities and services include:

  • An area for quiet, individual study
  • Tables for small group work
  • Access to PCs and laptops
  • Photocopying and binding services
  • Stationery items for sale
  • Printing account top-ups
  • A wide range of online resources

Learning resource staff are based in Thurso but visit Alness and Dornoch campuses on a regular basis to maintain the stock and assist with student and staff requests.

In Alness, the learning resource centre can be found along the corridor on the first floor.

In Dornoch, the learning resource centre can be found in Burghfield House behind reception.


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Mindfulness Area

Mindfulness Area

Need a break from work or studies? Come to the Learning Resource Centre’s mindfulness area and read a book, do a jigsaw, play some cards or even do some colouring in! Available to all staff and students at our Thurso campus who want to take some time to switch off and relax. 

mindfulness area with seating area and jigsaw, colouring books and other activities

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Learning Resource Centre Student Guide

Learning Resource Centre Student Guide

Loan Periods & Allowances

All items are 4-week loans.

Book returns

Alness and Dornoch campuses: Please return to the reception.

Thurso campus: Please return to the learning resource centre or place in the returns box outside the learning resource centre beside the photocopier.


Loans will automatically renew a further twice, if there are no reservations against them. If you no longer require your books during this renewal period, please return them to your nearest campus.

Holds and Inter-Site Loans

If the item you want is on loan or held at another campus or UHI partner, we can obtain these for you.

Students may be entitled to use other academic libraries via the Sconul Access scheme if staying in another town or city.

Library Search

Access Library Search Please sign in to access all available content.

You can search by author, title, subjects, keywords etc. Searches can also be limited to your college.


  1. Bring your student ID card when you visit the library
  2. Ensure all loans are looked after and returned by their due date.
  3. Lost, damaged or unreturned loans will need to be paid for.
  4. No food or drink in the library.
  5. Keep mobile phones on silent.

Live Chat Support

UHI Academic Partner Librarians are now available to help with your queries through Live Chat. The Live Chat tile is available on the Library Homepage. This will take you straight to the live chat form to start your chat.


Self-service. Copyright license rules are displayed and must be followed.

More information on printing and copying can be found here Printing and copying

Printing Credit

You can purchase more printing credit from the learning resource centre in Thurso or the reception in Alness and Dornoch.


Staff and students can purchase a range of stationery from the learning resource centre in Thurso, a list of items and prices can be found on the page.

Guides for your information:

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Opening Hours

Opening Hours

Opening Times: Term Time


  • Monday - Friday: 8am - 4.30pm


  • Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm


  • Monday - Thursday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
  • Friday: 9am - 12.30pm
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Contact Information

Contact Information

Learning Resource Officer: Janet Parker on 01847 889293

Learning Resource Assistant: Fiona Rosie on 01847 889294

Email: nhclibrary@uhi.ac.uk

For any learning resource queries in Alness, you can also contact the reception team:

Connie Hickman or Lucy Duncan at Alness Reception on 01349 882545 or nhcalnessreception@uhi.ac.uk

For any learning resource queries in Dornoch, you can also contact the reception team:

Fiona Garscadden, Nicole Wlodarczyk or Lisa Kuczyk at Dornoch Reception on 01847 889631 or nhdornoch@uhi.ac.uk