Heriot-Watt Library has thousands of books on the shelves, as well as 75,000 eBooks that you can access from anywhere with an internet connection. This page has guidance on searching for books and book chapters, as well as borrowing and accessing books.
Borrowing is available if you are within traveling distance form the library (i.e. you can collect and return books). We do not offer a postal service.
There are a number of ways of getting hold of books or chapters we don't have in stock, see:
Discovery searches at the book title level, and chapter level for some eBooks.
Our eBooks are provided by many different suppliers, each with their own eBook platform. You can go directly to their platform to search within their books. See our eBook Guide for a list of eBook platforms.
This allows you to search ‘within the book’ i.e. at the chapter level
Although you may not get the full-text of the book (this will depend on various factors), it will allow you to identify useful books, which you can then search for in Discovery (i.e. ‘you know what you are looking for’)