Information Services

Law Library

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.

Law Library opening hours

Campus maps and travel information

Law Library virtual orientation

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, 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.

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.

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

Joining the Library

Library opening hours

Law Library accessibility information

Study Space

Study space is available from 28 September. 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 https://contactscotland-bsl.org for full details.

Related Link

Law Library Guide 2020/21

Information resources for law