The Library holds the bulk of the University's law collections, specialising in Scots, UK, international and Commonwealth law.
It is also a designated European Documentation Centre.
Law Library occupancy traffic light system
Updated every five minutes you can see here an indicator of occupancy of the Law Library based upon library entries and exits using anonymized and aggregrated card data recorded at the barriers. See further details about the Law Library Occupancy Traffic Light System data and privacy.
Location and contacts
Law Library, Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh EH8 9YL. Tel: 0131 650 2044.
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 access and borrowing rights.
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.
Information resources for law