Western General Hospital Library
The library holds part of the University's medicine collections, including literature covering oncology, gastroenterology and neurology.
Please see Library Services Update 2020-2021 for current service updates.
Location and contacts
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. Tel: 0131 651 8761
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.
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.
Study space is available from 28 September. See the study space webpages to find out more:
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.