School of Mathematics Teaching


Student study spaces in the central area and King's Buildings.

Appleton Tower and MathsBase

All first-year mathematics courses are taught in the Central Campus area. There is a wide range of facilities useful for you there.

Appleton Tower is in George Square and contains the Mathsbase, which is an important resource you should use in helping your learning of mathematics.

Appleton Tower


University libraries

The University has excellent library facilities.

KB (Murray) library

Main library

General library information

King's Buildings

Summary of the facilities at King's Buildings

Transport to King's Buildings

The University provides a free shuttle bus service for staff and students to travel between the Central Area and the King's Buildings.

Shuttle bus information and timetables

Lothian bus information

James Clerk Maxwell Building

Building access details for the JCMB at King's Buildings, where almost all teaching takes place. 

Period Times Restriction
Normal working period Mon-Fri 8am-6pm. No restriction on access.
Late working period Mon-Fri 5am-10pm, Sat-Sun and holidays 9am-7pm excluding Christmas. Swipe to access with PIN.
Out-of-hours period - You are not permitted to be in the building and your student card should not give you access.

If you are found in the building when you are not permitted to be then you must leave when asked to do so. In particular, you may not sleep in the building.


Any general hardware or software problems should be reported to the Maths IT Helpdesk.

Maths IT Helpdesk contact information