Information Services

Using the Library

Please see Library Services update 2021-2022 for current service updates.

Using the Library in 2021/22

In line with Scottish Government and University guidance, we are delighted to be able to welcome our students, staff and all external users into our library buildings to study, browse and borrow books. Health and safety remains our top priority, and plans may change if guidance is updated. To keep us all safe we are still encouraging library users to

We are continuing our services for library users who prefer to work remotely or are unable to come onto campus, with digital library resources that include over 2 million e-books.

 

Library Services Update 2021-22

Library locations

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Please see Library Services Update 2021-2022 for current service updates.

Library opening hours

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The Library operates a number of sites with extensive opening hours throughout the year.

Borrowing books and other resources

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All you need to know about borrowing from the University of Edinburgh Libraries.

Photocopying

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A guide to photocopying, including information on copyright, digitisation and plagiarism.

Request resources

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If the Library does not have resources which you require, find out how to request the purchase of books and other materials for addition to the collections. Details are also provided about requesting Inter-library loans, and information for course organisers on requesting E-reserve scans for teaching.

Accessing e-resources

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This section provides information on access and eligibility to the Library's wide range of licensed e-resources, and provides important copyright information on the use of e-resources. There is also information to help you solve common e-resource queries and problems.

Joining the Library

Information on how to join and access the University of Edinburgh Libraries, what identification is required and services provided.

Using the Library for online learning

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Find out about how you can use Library resources for learning online