Information Services

New College Library

Founded in 1843 as the library of the Free Church College, New College Library now serves the University's School of Divinity. It is one of the largest theology libraries in the UK.


New College Library at The Mound open

****Please note that users unable to self-evacuate will require a PEEP (Personal  Emergency Evacuation Plan) arranged by their department. Non-UoE visitors unable to self-evacuate should contact the library in advance of visit. ****

******New College Library closed 19 -23 June ******

To allow essential works to be carried out New College Library will be closed Wednesday 19 June and opening again Monday 24 June. We thank you for your patience and understanding.


EdHelp supports students in library, IT, student administration and finance. EdHelp is online, and also in-person at 10 libraries: Edinburgh College of Art Library, Art & Architecture Library, Law Library, Main Library, Moray House Library, New College Library, Noreen and Kenneth Murray Library, Royal Infirmary, The Lady Smith of Kelvin Veterinary Library and Western General Hospital Library.



New College Library holds the University's collections for Divinity and Religious Studies, containing literature covering:

  • Biblical Studies
  • Christian Ministry
  • Church History
  • Religious Studies
  • Theology
  • World Christianity


Location and contacts

New College Library, Mound Place, Edinburgh EH1 2LX. Tel: 0131 650 8957

Campus maps and travel information

New College Library virtual orientation

Study Space

Please see the Study Space pages for more information and guidance.

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.