Information Services

Western General Hospital Library

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

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.


The library is situated on the south corridor of the hospital, near the clock tower entrance and opposite the staff dining room.

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

Phone: 0131 537 2299 (Library only)
(Hospital switchboard: 0131 537 1000)

Access and opening hours

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.