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Changes to Library services from 26 April 2021
As part of the Scottish Government’s planned route map out of lockdown, Edinburgh moved to restriction Level 3 from Monday 26th April.
All remaining libraries (with the exception of The School of Scottish Studies Archives and Library) have reopened. Barriers to print collections have been removed and self-issue book machines restarted in order to give University library users self-service access to print collections.
The Click & Collect Service is now closed as user browsing and borrowing of collections has resumed. We continue to provide access to the Scan & Deliver service.
All centrally managed study spaces have opened and full details are available on the Study Spaces website.
Please Note: when using these study spaces, you must pre-book, adhere to 2 metre physical distancing and a face covering worn at all times.
Please see Library Services Update 2020-2021 for current service updates.
Library Services Update 2020-21
Information about Library & University Collections services in response to COVID-19
Using the Library
Please see Library Services update 2020-2021 for current service updates.
Find Library resources - both print and online - and access the University's Special Collections materials, including rare books, archives, musical instruments and art collections.
Find ejournals, databases, e-books, exam papers, theses and subject specific resources for your study and research.
Cultural & Heritage Collections
How to access the University's unique cultural and heritage collections, including the Centre for Research Collections.
Exam papers online
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.
The University Library offers the following digitisation and scanning services.
There are various services providing library help and support.