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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 18 November to Sunday 15 December 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 16 December 2019.

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



Monday 16 September - Saturday 30 November 2019

Monday - Thursday

9am - 10pm
Friday 9am - 7pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday 12 midday - 5pm
Sunday 1 December - Thursday 19 December 2019
Monday - Thursday 9am - 10pm
Friday 9am - 7pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday 12 midday - 7pm
Friday 20 December 2019 - Sunday 12 January 2020
Friday 20 December 9am - 5pm
Saturday 21 - Sunday 22 December Closed
Monday 23 - Tuesday 24 December 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 25 December - Sunday 5 January Closed
Monday 6 - Thursday 9 January 9am - 8pm
Friday 10 January 9 - 5pm
Saturday 11 - Sunday 12 January 12 - 5pm

Normal semester hours resume Monday 13 January 2020.

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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