Information Services

Access to online Library resources

Support from the Library for online access to resources

From 23rd March 2020, the vast majority of teaching at the University will be carried out remotely, supported by the Library’s provision of online access to resources.

The Library provides access to more than:

  • 1.4 million ebooks
  • 185,000 ejournals
  • 700 licensed databases
  • 84,000 streaming videos
  • 6,000 scanned book chapters and journal articles

The majority of this content is included in the online library catalogue:

Library catalogue (DiscoverEd)

Online resources

Other resources you may find particularly useful at this time include:

Support with using the online Library and online learning

For information and support about using Library resources for online learning, see our online learning pages:

Using the Library for online learning

Academic Support Librarians are providing online Bitesize tutorials about Using the Online Library. For information about times and dates of these sessions:

Events @ Edinburgh: Library Bitesize: Using the online Library (University login required)

A prerecorded version of the training session is available below.

You can also contact with enquiries.

Video: Using the online Library
An overview from the Academic Support Librarians on how to discover and access library resources and support online, and get updates on services available during the period affected by COVID-19.