Information Services

Fees for external use

The rates below apply from 1st April, 2015 and include VAT at the standard rate unless otherwise stated.


Reference Access

Reference access to Edinburgh University Library is free of charge on production of appropriate proof of identity. Reference cards will normally be available for one year from date of registration.



External Borrowers
3 months £30
6 months £55
12 months £75

Please note that borrowing will not include items from the Reserve section or access to E-resources.

Renewing your external borrowers card

 Please email with your card details, and we will send you all the information to renew your card and pay online for your membership.

Privacy Notice for Library Self-Registration

This privacy notice explains what personal information the University holds about those joining as library members. It explains why we hold this information, what we do with it, how long we keep it for and if we share it with third parties.