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


Poster printing unavailable at Murray Library June and July 2022

The poster printers at Noreen and Kenneth Murray Library will be offline throughout June and July. 

We apologise for any inconvenience. Poster printing will be available in the UCreate area, 1st floor of the Main Library.

Card Printing unavailable at Murray Library 30 May - 6 June

Card  replacements will not be available at Noreen and Kenneth Murray Library  from Monday 30 May- Monday 6June.

We apologise for any inconvenience. Please refer to this webpage for a list of alternative card Helpdesks:


Access and Opening Hours

Staff and students of the University of Edinburgh have full access and borrowing rights. NHS Lothian* staff may register as users according to the current service level agreement with the University of Edinburgh and upon production of current ID documentation.

*Please note that the service level agreement with NHS Lothian will cease on 10th September 2022. From 10 September 2022, NHS Lothian staff will be able to join UoE Library as members of the public

NHS Lothian staff will continue to have access to a wide range of library and information resources and support from the NHS Education for Scotland Knowledge Network (external site)  

Access to the library is also available to other users but please be aware that during exam periods access may be restricted. Please note, that for some external users, the membership application process has changed. Please check up-to-date information on the Joining the Library web pages before visiting any library. 

Covid-19: Please see the University's guidance on hygiene and safety measures when on-campus. The University also promotes the Scottish Government ‘Distance Aware’ scheme and expect all library users to respect those members of our community who are either wearing a lanyard or badge, or request that others keep a distance. 

Distance Aware scheme

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

There are a number of study spaces available in Noreen and Kenneth Library. Please see the Study Space pages for more information and guidance.

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.