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Art and Architecture Library

Located in Chambers Street, near the National Museum of Scotland, the Art and Architecture Library provides resources for History of Art, Art, Architecture and Landscape Architecture students.

The Art and Architecture Library is located on the ground and lower ground floors of Minto House, Chambers Street. It provides quiet study space with wireless access throughout and holds over 20,000 books, primarily for history of art, architecture and architectural history courses, and more than 80 architecture-related journals.

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

Please check the Covid-19 Library Updates page for further information.

Covid-19 Library Updates


Art and Architecture Library opening hours

Location and contacts

20 Minto House, Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1JZ

Campus maps and travel infromation

Access and opening hours

Staff and students of the University of Edinburgh have full access and borrowing rights. **Please note that wheelchair users should inform Minto House Reception (0131 651 5891) before arrival to gain access via the ramp to the west of the main entrance.**


  • Helpdesk (Please note that University cards, including Alumni library cards, cannot be issued here. Please visit our Card Helpdesks)
  • Study desks
  • Lending book stock
  • Course Reserve books
  • DVD collection
  • DVD and video viewing facilities
  • Current journals display
  • Back issues of journals
  • Undergraduate dissertations and work placement reports
  • DiscoverEd search points
  • 5 open access PCs
  • Photocopy/printing/scanning

Related Links

Resources available at Edinburgh College of Art 

ECA Library


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