At Edinburgh you will have access to one of the largest and most important academic libraries in the world.
Our libraries currently house around three million printed volumes and a growing number of electronic resources.
These include more than 600,000 electronic books and over 20,000 electronic journals. These resources can be used remotely at any time.
In all ten of our main libraries, which cover different subject areas, you will find study space and computing facilities.
Many departments also operate their own libraries where additional resources, and sometimes study space, are available.
Using your personal laptop, or one borrowed from the library, you can also access our wireless network on-site. Our online catalogue may be accessed from any computer.
Library staff will assist you to find what you need, whether it be an electronic journal or a rare manuscript.
Our Main Library in George Square offers late opening throughout the semester and extended opening hours during exam times.
Watch a video report on the £60m redevelopment of the University of Edinburgh's Grade A-listed library building.
The video focuses on the study spaces, the café and the Special Collections area.
Our Special Collections department is one of the most important resources of its kind in the UK.
The rare books, drawings, plans, manuscripts and photographs held here offer vivid insight into the foundation of art, philosophy and experimentation.
This article was published on May 6, 2013