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
Staff and students of the University of Edinburgh have full access and borrowing rights.
NHS Lothian staff registered as Library users according to the current service level agreement with the University of Edinburgh have full access and borrowing rights until the service level agreement with NHS Lothian will cease on 10 September 2022.
From 29 August 2022, NHS Lothian staff can join UoE Library as members of the public or apply for other UoE Library membership options if appropriate and on production of the required documentation. Information regarding UoE Library membership is available on the Joining the Library web pages.
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.
There are a number of study spaces available in the Royal Infirmary Library. Please see the Study Space pages for more information and guidance.
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.