Edinburgh College of Art Library
The College Library lies at the heart of the Evolution House Learning and Research Zone, providing an innovative environment for learning, teaching and research resources in art and design.
Location and contacts
Evolution House, West Port, Edinburgh EH1 2LE. Tel: 0131 651 5700
Access and opening hours
Please note that access to all libraries is currently restricted to University of Edinburgh Students, Staff and Official Visitors, and 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 BANDS A, B, & C only, Friends of the Library and Life members of the Library.
Staff and students of the University of Edinburgh have full borrowing rights.
Before you arrive at the library, or any study spaces you must download the Seated app. Study space is available as a walk up service across the campus with the exception of a small number of bookable study spaces on the 3rd and 5th floors of the Main Library. This means that you do not need to book study space unless you wish to. All desks are assigned with a unique QR code and you must check in and check-out of the desk by scanning the QR code. This is for the purpose of NHS Test & Protect - Scotland’s way of putting into practice the test, trace, isolate, support strategy - and is not a study space booking.
Full details on using library and other centrally managed study spaces are available on the Study Spaces website.
Access to the Library after 4.45pm Monday to Friday and at weekend is available only to University of Edinburgh staff and students with a valid University smartcard, due to door access control at Evolution House. You will also need to enter your card PIN to gain entry, which can be viewed on MyEd. Please contact ECA Library Helpdesk for more details.
We regret that library staff cannot provide entry to library users without smartcard access.
Study space is available from 28 September. See the study space webpages to find out more:
British Sign Language support
A video relay service is available, enabling British Sign Language users to contact public bodies and vice-versa.
This service operates from 8am to 12 midnight, 7 days a week.
Please visit https://contactscotland-bsl.org for full details.