Information Services

Main Library opening hours

Opening hours and staffed hours of the Main Library, George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9LJ

With the easing of restrictions we welcome all users into the UoE Libraries. Please note, that for some external users, the membership application process has changed. Please check up-to-date information on the Joining the Library web pages before visiting any library. 

Covid-19: Please see the University's guidance on hygiene and safety measures when on-campus. The University also promotes the Scottish Government ‘Distance Aware’ scheme and expect all library users to respect those members of our community who are either wearing a lanyard or badge, or request that others keep a distance. 

Distance Aware scheme

Full details on using library and other centrally managed study spaces are available on the Study Spaces website.

Saturday 7 January - Sunday 4 June 2023 

Day  Building  EdHelp Service Desk 
Monday - Thursday 24 hour opening 9am - 7:50pm
Friday  24 hour opening  9am - 6:50pm
Saturday  24 hour opening  12 midday  - 4:50pm
Sunday  24 hour opening  12 midday - 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 Café & Coffee Cart

Library Café opening hours during semester
Day Library Café Coffee Cart
Monday - Thursday  8:30am - 10pm Closed
Friday 8:30- 6pm Closed
Saturday & Sunday 10am - 6pm Closed