Information Services


Information on Library materials held by the School of Scottish Studies Archives and how to access them.

The Scottish Studies Library is an important collection of ethnological books and publications, both Scottish and international, which is used as a resource to contextualise the fieldwork material in the School of Scottish Studies Archives.

How to access the library collections

Access to the library for browsing is not currently available as 29 George Square remains closed, however you can login to DiscoverEd and use the Request and Scan & Deliver functions.

  • When you request a book, it will be made available for you to collect from the HUB in the Main Library within 5 working days. You will receive a notification by email when your item(s) is ready to collect.
  • When you request a scanned exerpt, this will be emailed to you within 5 working days.┬áPlease note, the scanning service is a trial for semester 1 to gauge demand.
  • This service is currently only open to University of Edinburgh staff and students.
  • If you have any queries about items in the library, please email

Study Space

The study spaces at 29 George Square remain closed. Please see the University's Study Space webpages to find an alternative location to study.