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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


EdHelp supports students in library, IT, student administration and finance. EdHelp is online, and also in-person at 10 libraries: Edinburgh College of Art Library, Art & Architecture Library, Law Library, Main Library, Moray House Library, New College Library, Noreen and Kenneth Murray Library, Royal Infirmary, The Lady Smith of Kelvin Veterinary Library and Western General Hospital Library.



With the easing of restrictions we welcome all users into the UoE Libraries. Please note, that for some external users, the membership application process has changed. Please check up-to-date information on the Joining the Library web pages before visiting any library. Access to ECA library post 5pm and at weekends is only available to University of Edinburgh Students and Staff with a valid University card and PIN number. Unfortunately, Visitors with yellow cards are not able to use this library at these times.

Covid-19: Please see the University's guidance on hygiene and safety measures when on-campus. The University also promotes the Scottish Government ‘Distance Aware’ scheme and expect all library users to respect those members of our community who are either wearing a lanyard or badge, or request that others keep a distance. 

Distance Aware scheme

Full details on using library and other centrally managed study spaces are available on the Study space website.

Monday 18 September – Thursday* 21 December 2023
Day Opening hours
Monday - Thursday 9am - 9:50pm
Friday 9am - 4:50pm
Saturday & Sunday 12 midday - 4:50pm

*Thursday 21 December 9am -4:50pm


Friday 22 December 2023 - Tuesday 2 January 2024: Closed

Wednesday 3 January - Sunday 14 January 2024
Day Opening hours
Monday - Friday 9am -4:50pm
Saturday & Sunday Closed

Semester hours resume Monday 15 January 2024



Staff and students of the University of Edinburgh have full access and borrowing rights.

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