Information Services

Law Library opening hours

Opening hours of the Law Library, David Hume Tower, George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9JX

The Law Library will operate from the David Hume Tower, George Square from Monday 13 June 2016

Restricted access to the Main Library and the Law Library for Reference users during exam period 

From Mon 26 November 2018 - Tue 18 December inclusive, access to the Main Library and the Law Library will be restricted for Reference users. This also includes those with SCONUL Reference Only cards.

Restrictions are as follows:

Main Library - no access from 5.30am to 5.30pm; Law Library - no access from opening time to 5.30pm.

Centre for Research Collections (CRC) users, graduates of the University of Edinburgh, full SCONUL members with borrowing rights and all other users with borrowing rights are not affected by this.

Normal access arrangements will resume on Wednesday 19 December.

If you feel an exception should be made in your case, please email stating the reasons for an exception to be made.


Monday 17 September - Saturday 1 December 2018
 Monday - Thursday 9am - 10pm
Friday 9am - 7pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday 12 Noon - 5pm
Sunday 2 December - Thursday 20 December 2018
Monday - Thursday 9am - 10pm
Friday 9am - 7pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday 12 Noon - 7pm
Friday 21 December 2018
Friday                 9am - 5pm

Please note that access to David Hume Tower after 9pm Monday to Thursday and after 4pm on Saturday and Sunday is by swipe only. All valid Student, Staff, Borrower and Reference card holders will be able to access the library by swiping their card to gain entry.

Staffed services close 10 minutes before the Library, please ensure you have carried out all transactions by this time.

Users are asked to co-operate with library and security staff in clearing the building promptly at closing times.