Information Services

Access to Main Library

Entrance to the Main Library building is by valid University card or Library card only.

  • All registered students and staff of the University of Edinburgh can access the Library with their blue University smartcard. 
  • All registered external users can access the Library with their yellow smartcard.
  • Unregistered users and guests should report to the Reception desk on arrival.
  • Out of Helpdesk staffed hours access to the Library building is only guaranteed for smartcard holders. 
  • Those who wish to request first cards or replacement cards need to visit the Helpdesk during staffed hours.