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Edinburgh College of Art Library opening hours

Opening hours of Edinburgh College of Art Library, Evolution House, West Port, Edinburgh, EH1 2LE

Temporary closure of Edinburgh College of Art Library and future reopening

Following the Scottish government move to a temporary lockdown, the Art and Architecture Library is closed until 25th April. Study space is available at the Main Library and a number of other locations. Please see

We continue to run an online enquiry service via Edhelp. Please see

As part of the Scottish Government’s planned route map out of lockdown, it is expected that Edinburgh will move to restriction Level 3 on Monday 26th April. From this date, we expect to be able to reopen all remaining libraries, remove barriers to print collections and restart self-issue book machines in order to give University library users self-service access to print collections.


Please see Library Services Update 2020-2021 for current service updates.


Please note that access to all libraries is currently restricted to University of Edinburgh Students, Staff and Official Visitors, and NHS Lothian Staff.


Monday 26 April - Friday 21 May 2021
Day Building Helpdesk 
Monday - Thursday 9am - 9:50pm 9am - 9:50pm
Friday 9am - 4:50pm 9am - 4:50pm
Saturday & Sunday 12 midday - 4:50pm  12 midday - 4:50pm 

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