Hours and Access

The library is open from 09:00 to 17:00, Monday to Friday, even when there are no staff on duty.

Wi-Fi and Computer Access

The computer suite within the library has 12 networked computers, with a further 5 available on the mezzanine level. Staff and students of the NAFC Marine Centre, and of any of our UHI partner institutions, can get instant access to these computers using their UHI login and password. In addition, we have laptop computers available to borrow for periods of 4 weeks at a time.

Computer facilities are also available for visitors - the guest access codes for PCs are posted around the library. Access codes for guest wi-fi are available at the library desk, and from reception in the main NAFC building.

Visitors (students or faculty) from institutions who are using the Eduroam Wi-Fi system, and who are already set up for use at their home institution, are able to gain wi-fi access through that network.

Self-Service Borrowing and Return

Library items can be borrowed and returned using the self-service sheets on the library desk. Please make sure you give us your full details and full details of the item being borrowed. This helps us ensure that the correct copy is issued to your account.

Although self-service borrowing is available to members of the public, you must first have registered with the NAFC Marine Centre Library. For further details, please contact us.

Library Staff

The library staff are here to help students, staff and visitors get the most out of the library facilities. We can help locate hard-to-find resources, suggest suitable textbooks, sign-point useful websites and assist in finding and using e-books, e-journals and other electronic resources. As the library is not staffed at all times, please contact us if you are planning a visit and want to ensure a member of library staff will be available.

Normal staffing times

Ruth Priest is the NAFC Librarian. She works between NAFC and Shetland College, and can be found in the NAFC library on Mondays and Fridays, 09.00 - 17.00.

Susan Davie is the NAFC Library Assistant. She works on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 09:00 - 14:50

Day - Staff / Hours worked

  • Monday - Ruth Priest / 9:00 - 17:00
  • Tuesday - Susan Davie / 9:00 - 14:50
  • Wednesday - Susan Davie / 9:00 - 14:50
  • Thursday - Susan Davie / 9:00 - 14:50
  • Friday - Ruth Priest / 9:00 - 17:00