Using the Library
Where the libraries are, when they are open, borrowing books, joining as a Visitor, online resources and more.
Using the Library in 2022/23
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Information about University of Edinburgh Library locations.
Library opening hours
The Library operates a number of sites with extensive opening hours throughout the year.
Borrowing books and other resources
All you need to know about borrowing from the University of Edinburgh Libraries.
A guide to photocopying, including information on copyright, digitisation and plagiarism.
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.
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
Find out about how you can use Library resources for learning online