About the Parasol Library
The primary function of the University of Gibraltar’s Parasol Library is to support academic enquiry through the provision of information. It supports students, staff and researchers by providing a physical space and resources to be able to carry out their studies.
The Main Hall honours the Parasol Foundation Trust and its principal benefactress Ruth Parasol, which has been a significant contributor to the University’s educational platform.
The Parasol Library provides a quiet place for study and contemplation as well as a centrally-located space for occasional University functions.
Visiting the Library
The Parasol Library and Gibraltar Repository may be visited by researchers, students from other universities and members of the public during normal opening hours. Visitors will need to sign in and out on each visit and students will also need to show their student ID.
The University’s Parasol Library is primarily a reference library, but University of Gibraltar students, staff and Associate researchers can borrow books.
The Parasol Library holds a mix of both hardcopy and electronic resources to suit the individual user’s needs, including internet-ready PCs and areas for private study. Photocopying and printing facilities are provided (small fee payable for printing).
Opening hours are from 8:30am – 4:30pm Monday to Friday (Summer Hours: 8:00am – 3:30pm). Access to PCs and the study area is available between 9:30am and 8:00pm Monday to Friday.
Please email the Parasol Librarian at Library@unigib.edu.gi For urgent enquiries please phone +350 200 71000 ext. 816 during Library opening hours.
The Parasol Foundation Trust
The Parasol Foundation Trust has been dedicated for over 10 years to enriching individuals and communities worldwide and enabling them to prosper through various educational, cultural and medical initiatives.
Over £20,000,000.00 has been committed to philanthropic endeavours since the trust was established 2004.
The Trust plays a central role in innovative, inspirational and life-changing projects, guided personally by individual members of the International Advisory Board and the Trust itself, who are so passionate about creating a better world for generations to come.
The Gibraltar Repository
The University of Gibraltar is host to the new Gibraltar Repository which is open to the public and available for consultation by local and overseas scholars. The aim of the Repository is to gather together everything published by and about Gibraltar or authored by Gibraltarians, making it a truly unique resource.
Various constituent parts of this Repository are held within the collections of a number of Gibraltar-based institutions and Associate Campuses who together form the Gibraltar Libraries Forum.