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.
Full details on using library and other centrally managed study spaces are available on the Study Spaces website.
|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 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 Café & Coffee Cart
|Day||Library Café||Coffee Cart|
|Monday - Thursday *||8:30am - 10pm||Closed|
|Saturday & Sunday||10am - 6pm||Closed|
* The Library Café will close at 8pm Monday 3 October - Thursday 6 October inclusive
Access to the Main Library