Information Services


Use DiscoverEd to find books, ebooks, journals, ejournals and more. Sign into your Library Account using EASE.

A New Look and Feel for DiscoverEd!   The Library released a new look and feel for DiscoverEd in July 2017.  Find out more about the new interface, or read about the new features in the September 2017 release.

Using the Library

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Information on using the library, including opening hours of libraries, how to borrow books and how to access e-resources


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Find Library resources - both print and online - and access the University's Special Collections materials, including rare books, archives, musical instruments and art collections.

Library 50

September 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Main Library at George Square. There will be a series of events and activities taking place throughout the 2017/18 academic year to celebrate.

Finding resources

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Find ejournals, databases, e-books, exam papers, theses and subject specific resources for your study and research.

Exam papers online

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Exam Papers Online provides access for staff and students of the University of Edinburgh to the collected degree examination papers of the University from 2004 onwards, They may be used by students as a study aid only.

Centre for Research Collections

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The Centre for Research Collections (CRC) is the main space for anyone using the University of Edinburgh’s cultural and heritage collections.

Library help

If you need to contact us for help with any Library service please get in touch with the IS Helpdesk. There is also a copyright service for related enquiries and an online form if you would like to make a comment, complaint or suggestion.

Museums and Galleries

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The University of Edinburgh is home to around 200,000 artefacts, works of art, potted material, models, specimens, musical instruments and scientific apparatus.

Near Future Library

Near Future Library
The Near Future Library project and competition envisages the library of the future and the implications of this for the University of Edinburgh.

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