Staff and fully matriculated students of the University of Edinburgh have full access and borrowing rights to all staffed University of Edinburgh Library sites. Some academic visitors may also have full rights at the Library.
Membership to University of Edinburgh Library is available to staff and students of other universities on condition that appropriate ID is provided. Reference access is available to all on production of appropriate ID (see below). Borrowing rights may be available to some students and staff via local and national reciprocal agreements and schemes.
Access arrangements are also in place for the following groups and organisations.
Services for external members
Although, as a University service, the library is partly funded from central government, it is not a public library. The extent to which it can offer facilities to external users free of charge is limited.
The library can offer some services only on payment of subscriptions or fees, which are set at realistic but reasonable levels. Income derived from these subscriptions and fees is used to maintain and develop collections and services.