Information Services

Other access agreements

Due to Covid-19 access to the University libraries is restricted until further notice to : University Students, Staff, Official Visitors, NHS Lothian staff, Edinburgh Theological Seminary Staff & students (Free Church of Scotland College), Free Church of Scotland Ministers, retired ministers and staff, Church of Scotland Ministers, retired ministers & staff, Alumni, SCONUL Access , SRUC students,Friends of the Library and Life members of the Library. It is not possible to apply to join the Library or renew membership as a Library member under any other category.

Suspension to Library Membership

Due to Covid-19 access to the University libraries is restricted until further notice to : University Students, Staff, Official Visitors, NHS Lothian staff, Edinburgh Theological Seminary Staff & students (Free Church of Scotland College), Free Church of Scotland Ministers, retired ministers and staff, Church of Scotland Ministers, retired ministers & staff, Alumni, Friends of the Library and Life members of the Library. Students from other Universities can apply for membership through Sconul Access if their University is part of the scheme. SRUC students can apply through their own library.

Update: SCONUL Access BANDS A, B, C and R (Reference) can now access the Library. Please email library.account@ed.ac.uk before visiting the library.

Bands A, B and C:

·         a member of staff (both academic and support staff) on an open or fixed term contract

·         a postgraduate research student registered for a PhD, MPhil or similar qualification

·         a part-time, distance learning and placement student

·         or a full-time postgraduate

Band R:

·         a full-time undergraduate student

 

It is not possible to apply to join the Library or renew membership as a Library member under any other category.

 

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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.