Information Services

Library

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

Main Library occupancy traffic light system

Updated every five minutes you can see here an indicator of occupancy of the Main Library based upon library entries and exits using anonymized and aggregrated card data recorded at the barriers. See further details about the Main Library Occupancy Traffic Light System data and privacy.

Using the Library in 2021/22

In line with Scottish Government and University guidance, we are delighted to be able to welcome our students, staff and NHS users into our library buildings to study, browse and borrow books. Health and safety remains our top priority, and plans may change if guidance is updated. To keep us all safe we are still asking library users to

  • wear face coverings
  • use our hand sanitising stations
  • Use cleaning materials provided to clean desk surfaces and computer accessories

 

To use library study spaces, you must use the SeatEd app for NHS Test & Protect purposes.  Please refer to the key information at www.ed.ac.uk/is/study-space 

We are continuing our services for library users who prefer to work remotely or are unable to come onto campus, including:

  • Digital library resources including over 2 million e-books
  • Scan & Deliver service

 

 

Library Services Update 2021-22

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Information about Library & University Collections services in response to COVID-19

Using the Library

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Please see Library Services update 2021-2022 for current service updates.

Discovery

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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.

Finding resources

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

Cultural & Heritage Collections

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How to access the University's unique cultural and heritage collections, including the Centre for Research Collections.

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.

Digitisation Services

Digitisation
The University Library offers the following digitisation and scanning services.  

Library help

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There are various services providing library help and support.

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