All staff and students in the University of Edinburgh have access to our wealth of collections of books, journals and audiovisual material in the Art and Architecture library.
|Monday - Friday||Weekends|
|During term time||9am - 5 pm||Closed|
|During vacation||9am - 1 pm and 2pm - 5 pm||Closed|
The Art & Architecture Library will be open as follows:
|Monday 27 May||1 - 5 pm|
|Tuesday 28 May||1 - 5 pm|
|Wednesday 29 May||9 - 1 pm|
|Thursday 30 May||1 - 5 pm|
|Friday 31 May||1 - 5 pm|
Opening times in June, July and August will be advised soon.
The Art and Architecture Library contains over 20,000 books on art, art history and theory, architectural design, theory and practice, architectural history, construction, planning and urban design, landscape architecture and landscape history, professional practice, presentation techniques, CAAD and digital media.
Books may be borrowed for one week; they may be renewed on-line up to fifteen times before they need to be returned to the library. Overdue books are charged at a rate of 50p per day.
Books needed for specific courses are held near the desk and may be used within the library. After 4pm they may be borrowed overnight until 10am the following day.
About 80 current architecture journals are held in the Art and Architecture Library. Some more architecture titles, together with the principal collection of history of art journals, are held in the University's Main Library in George Square.
Journals are generally for reference only.
The journal content of journals at Edinburgh and beyond may be searched by means of a range of subject-specific bibliographic databases:
A rapidly growing collection of film-based media, covering not only works of art and architecture, but also conservation, techniques, history, culture and film studies.
Please go to our video, DVD and CD catalogue to view a keyword-searchable list of our buildings, with a short description of each film.
Please note that new additions to the collection since January 2010 do not appear on this list but can be accesed through the library catalogue.
Please note that additions to the collection since January 2010 can be accessed through the library catalogue.
Students studying at Edinburgh have access to a large collection of digital image databases, including in-house collections reflecting teaching in the School, as well as those licensed from vendors, such as ARTSTOR, and SCRAN (Scottish Cultural Resources Network). Images from these resources are used by staff and students in lectures and tutorial presentations, and can be downloaded to illustrate student essays and dissertations.
Please note: our in-house digital image database is password protected and available to on-course students and staff only. Students can get log in details from their course tutors.
Undergraduate dissertations and work placement reports are available for borrowing.
An archive collection of about 5,000 architecture slides from the buildings of ancient Greece to the 21st century is available for consultation.
This article was published on May 17, 2013