Western General Hospital Library
The library holds part of the University's medicine collections, including literature covering oncology, gastroenterology and neurology.
Please note that as of 24th March 2020, all libraries (including the Main Library) will be closed until further notice.
Please check the Covid-19 Library Updates page for further information.
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.
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 https://contactscotland-bsl.org for full details.