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Law Library opening hours

Opening hours of the Law Library, Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH8 9YL

Law Library occupancy traffic light system

Updated every five minutes you can see here an indicator of occupancy of the Law Library based upon library entries and exits using anonymized and aggregrated card data recorded at the barriers. See further details about the Law Library Occupancy Traffic Light System data and privacy.

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

From Monday 8 April  to Sunday 19 May 2019 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 Monday 20 May 2019.

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


Sunday 21 April – Thursday 23 May 2019

Monday - Thursday 9am - 10pm
Friday 9am - 7pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday 12 noon - 7pm


Friday 24 May – Sunday 15 September 2019

Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm
Saturday and Sunday closed

*On Tuesdays from 11 June to 3 September the Helpdesk will open at 10.15am to allow for staff training.

Semester hours resume on Monday 16 September.

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.

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