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.

Monday 10 January - Sunday 5 June 2022
Day Building EdHelp service desk
Monday - Thursday 24 hour opening 9am - 7:50pm
Friday  24 hour opening 9am - 4:50pm
Saturday  24 hour opening 12 noon - 4:50pm
Sunday 24 hour opening 12 noon - 6:50pm
Monday 6 June – Sunday 4 September 2022
Day Building EdHelp service desk
Monday - Thursday 24 hour opening 9am - 7:50pm
Friday 24 hour opening 9am - 4:50pm
Saturday 24 hour opening 12 noon - 4:50pm
Sunday 24 hour opening TBC *

* Sunday service desk opening hours from 26 June to be confirmed.

Normal Semester hours resume Monday 5 September.

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

Monday 17 January - Friday 27 May 2022
Day Library Café Coffee Cart
Monday - Thursday 8:30am - 8pm Closed
Friday 8:30am - 5pm Closed
Saturday & Sunday 10am - 5pm Closed
Saturday 28 May – Friday 9 September 2022*
Day Library Café Coffee Cart
Monday - Thursday 8.30am - 5pm Closed
Friday 8.30am - 4pm Closed
Saturday & Sunday Closed Closed

* Library Café service hours from 1 August to be confirmed.

 

Access to the Main Library

Self-service in the Main Library

Main Library location and contacts

Policy for child access to the Main Library