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.

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.

Law Library opening hours

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Law Library, Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh EH8 9YL

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.

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

No study space is currently available at this Library. 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.

Related Link

Law Library Guide 2020/21

Information resources for law

Old College Law Campaign