Information Services

Royal Infirmary Library

The Library's collection includes general medical and some nursing material and is particularly strong in surgical and obstetric and gynaecology books.

The library has computers connected to both the university network and the NHS Net.

Location and contacts

University of Edinburgh, The Chancellor’s Building, Edinburgh BioQuarter, 49 Little France Crescent, Edinburgh EH16 4SB. Tel:0131 242 6341

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.
Full details on using library and other centrally managed study spaces are available on the Study Spaces website.
Please note: when using these study spaces, you must pre-book, adhere to 2 metre physical distancing and wear a face covering at all times.

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.

Membership and access

Library opening hours

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.