Information Services

Western General Hospital Library

The library holds part of the University's medicine collections, including literature covering oncology, gastroenterology and neurology.

In the adjacent quiet study room, there are computers connected to both the University's network and NHS Net.

The library can offer help and training in the use of electronic resources.


NEWS: From 10 September, the Western General Hospital Library is located in the Medical Education Centre (MEC) on the 3rd floor above the Outpatients entrance


Western General Hospital, Crewe Road South, Edinburgh, EH4 2XU.

Phone: 0131 651 8761 

Access and opening hours

The WGH Library currently is not accessible for those unable to evacuate by stairs, and alternative provisions are available. Material from the WGH Library can be delivered to IGMM reception and consulted in the IGMM Nucleus. To arrange delivery, please contact the WGH Library.

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.

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.