Information Services

Main Library opening hours

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

From 26 April the Main Library building shall open at 08:30 with access to pre-booked study spaces 08:30-23:59 daily



Main Library Opening Hours

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.
Please note: when using these study spaces, you must pre-book, adhere to 2 metre physical distancing and wear a face covering at all times.
From Monday 31 May - Monday 6 September 2021
Day Building EdHelp Helpdesk
Monday - Thursday 8:30am - 11:59pm 9am - 7:50pm
Friday 8:30am - 11:59pm 9am - 4:50pm
Saturday 8:30am - 11:59pm 12 noon - 4:50pm
Sunday 8:30am - 11:59pm Closed

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

From Monday 3 May 2021
Day Library Cafe Coffee Cart
Monday - Thursday 8.30am - 5pm Closed
Friday 8.30am - 4pm  Closed
Saturday & Sunday Closed  Closed