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.

We are gradually re-opening our libraries in a phased programme. The Main Library and the University site libraries are planning to re-open for 14 September.
Please see Library Services Update 2020-2021 for current service updates.

The Royal Infirmary Library is closed week commencing 14th September.

Royal Infirmary Library opening hours


University of Edinburgh, The Chancellor’s Building, Edinburgh BioQuarter, 49 Little France Crescent, Edinburgh EH16 4SB.

Access and opening hours

The Royal Infirmary Library is closed week commencing 14th September.

Please note that access to all libraries is currently restricted to University of Edinburgh Students, Staff and Official Visitors, and NHS Lothian Staff.

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

See the study space webpages to find out more about available study spaces:

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.