Information Services

Using the Library

Please note that as of 24th March 2020, all libraries (including the Main Library) will be closed until further notice.

 

Library locations

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Please note that as of 24th March 2020, all libraries (including the Main Library) will be closed until further notice.

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

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It is not currently possible to join the Library as all libraries (including the Main Library) are closed until further notice.

Using the Library for online learning

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