Main Library opening hours
Opening hours and staffed hours of the Main Library, George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9LJ
Please note that access to all libraries is currently restricted to University of Edinburgh Students, Staff and Official Visitors, and NHS Lothian Staff.
Full details on using library and other centrally managed study spaces are available on the Study Spaces website.
Scaffolding works at the Main Library
Scaffolding has been erected by our contractor, Servest, at the Main Library to allow for essential repairs to masonry on the Third Floor West. While this work will cover the entire west side of the building, the contractors have assured us the emergency exits will still be accessible.
To ensure that the building is fully safe, a further investigation will be carried out on all levels of the library, including the main entrance. This may cause temporary disruption to both students and staff, but we will ensure that any changes to entry and exit routes are communicated well ahead of time.
The inspection/descaling survey works will begin on Monday 30th August and this is likely to last for a week. Any further repairs required will be communicated following a schedule of any works that have been approved.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
|Monday - Thursday||24 hour opening||9am - 7:50pm|
|Friday||24 hour opening||9am - 6:50pm|
|Saturday||24 hour opening||12 noon - 4:50pm|
|Sunday||24 hour opening||12 noon - 6:50pm|
Centre for Research Collections (CRC)
Opening hours for the Centre for Research Collections, including Special Collections, can be found on their website:
Library Cafe & Coffee Cart
|Day||Library Cafe||Coffee Cart|
|Monday - Thursday||8.30am - 8pm||Closed|
|Friday||8.30am - 5pm||Closed|
|Saturday & Sunday||11am - 5pm||Closed|