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Library Services Update 2020-21

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

This page will be kept up to date with information about Library & University Collections facilities and services.


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.  


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