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 2022/23

All Covid rules and restrictions have been lifted in Scotland. Read the latest guidance: 

Scottish Government website

We are asking our whole University community to play your part and help stop the spread of Covid-19.

 

 

Library Services Update

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

Using the Library

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Where the libraries are, when they are open, borrowing books etc, online resources and more.

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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