Information Services

Noreen and Kenneth Murray Library

The Noreen and Kenneth Murray Library holds the University's principal printed book collections in biology, chemistry, engineering, geosciences, mathematics, physics and statistics as well as the Edinburgh Mathematical Society's book collection.


 Noreen and Kenneth Murray Library opening hours


King's Buildings, Thomas Bayes Road, Edinburgh EH9 3FG. Tel: 0131 650 5784.

Map: Campus map


University shuttle bus

Travelling to The King's Buildings campus

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.


Joining the library

Cafe flooring display: information about the scientists featured

Noreen and Kenneth Murray Library floor plan: ground floor

Noreen and Kenneth Murray Library floor plan: 1st floor

Noreen and Kenneth Murray Library floor plan: 2nd floor

Noreen and Kenneth Murray Liibrary floor plan: 3rd floor


Noreen & Kenneth Murray Library guide 2020/21

Informal study spaces at the King's Buildings campus

Study Space

Study space is available from 28 September. See the study space webpages to find out more:

Study Space 

Help using the Library

EdHelp service desk

Noreen and Kenneth Murray Library

 King's Buildings

Thomas Bayes Road

Edinburgh EH9 3FG


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.