Main Library opening hours
Opening hours and staffed hours of the Main Library, George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9LJ
Please note that as of 24th March 2020, all libraries (including the Main Library) will be closed until further notice.
Please check the Covid-19 Library Updates page for further information.
Main Library occupancy traffic light system
Updated every five minutes you can see here an indicator of occupancy of the Main Library based upon library entries and exits using anonymized and aggregrated card data recorded at the barriers. Find out more about privacy in relation to data used for the Main Library occupancy traffic light system.
Centre for Research Collections (CRC)
Opening hours for the Centre for Research Collections, including Special Collections, can be found on their website:
The cafe will be closed from 23 March until further notice.
Using the Main Library