Information Services

The Lady Smith of Kelvin Veterinary Library

Library holds the University’s current veterinary collections and also collections to support the Roslin Institute and the Global Academy of Agriculture and Food Security.

We are gradually re-opening our libraries in a phased programme. The Main Library and the University site libraries are planning to re-open for 14 September.
Please see Library Services Update 2020-2021 for current service updates.


This includes material covering pre-clinical veterinary medicine, biology and allied sciences, agriculture, animal production and health, animal welfare, parasitology, small and large animal medicine, exotic animal medicine and equine medicine.


Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, Easter Bush, Roslin, Midlothian EH25 9RG.


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.*

*Access to the Lady Smith of Kelvin Veterinary Library

Easter Bush access is restricted to Vet staff and students.  Anyone wishing to request access should contact the Vet School in the first instance. Please refer any other questions to the Vet Library.

Joining the Library

Library opening hours

Lady Smith of Kelvin Veterinary Library accessibility information

Study Space

As a result of the physical distancing measures required in light of Covid-19, there will be fewer study spaces available. In order to access centrally managed study spaces, you must book the space in advance. See the study space webpages to find out more:

Study Space 

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 for full details.