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.
Please see Library Services Update 2020-2021 for current service updates.
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.
Full details on using library and other centrally managed study spaces are available on the Study Spaces website.
Please note: when using these study spaces, you must pre-book, adhere to 2 metre physical distancing and wear a face covering at all times.
Staff and students of the University of Edinburgh have full borrowing rights.
Please note that 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.