Information Services

Other access agreements

Access arrangements are also in place for certain groups and organisations.

Library Membership

From Monday 7th February 2022 University of Edinburgh Libraries are fully open to all categories of external membership.

Please apply to access the library by e-mailing: library.account@ed.ac.uk (Please include in your email your existing card reference number starting ‘200..’ if applicable).

We will reply to you with important information for access within 7 days. Please wait for our reply before visiting our libraries.*

*We may not be able to process your membership if you do not follow these steps.*

 

 

 

School students

Associated institutions

Societies and other organisations

LEAPS students

English Language Education (ELE) students

Members of the Scottish Parliament

Church of Scotland and Free Church of Scotland

Corporate membership

Retired members of staff

Friends of the Library

EUSA staff

Services for external members

Although, as a University service the library is partly funded from central government, it is not a public library. The extent to which it can offer facilities to external users free of charge is limited.

The library can offer some services only on payment of subscriptions or fees, which are set at realistic but reasonable levels. Income derived from these subscriptions and fees is used to maintain and develop collections and services.