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.

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.

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


The Lady Smith of Kelvin Veterinary Library opening hours


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


Access and opening hours

Staff and students of the University of Edinburgh have full access and borrowing rights.

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.