Information Services


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As part of the Scottish Government’s planned route map out of lockdown, it is expected that Edinburgh will move to restriction Level 3 on Monday 26th April. From this date, we expect to be able to reopen all remaining libraries, remove barriers to print collections and restart self-issue book machines in order to give University library users self-service access to print collections.

While browsing access to Library collections is suspended, we continue to provide access to print collections through our Click & Collect and Scan & Deliver services. [add links to C&C and S&D]

In response to students’ requests about increased access to study spaces throughout the forthcoming revision and exam period, we are making the following changes:

  • From 6th April, 176 study spaces will open at Murchison House, King’s Buildings
  • From 19th April, 57 study spaces will open at the Fire Station, ECA
  • From 26th April, all remaining centrally managed study spaces and all libraries will reopen

When using these study spaces, you must adhere to 2 metre physical distancing and a face covering worn at all times.

You must make a study space booking in advance to use a study space.





Please see Library Services Update 2020-2021 for current service updates.


Library Services Update 2020-21

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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 2020-2021 for current service updates.


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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

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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