Information Services

Main Library opening hours

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

 

We are gradually re-opening our libraries in a phased programme.
Please see Library Services Update 2020-2021 for current service updates.
Please note that access to all libraries is currently restricted to University of Edinburgh Students, Staff and Official Visitors, and NHS Lothian Staff.

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.  

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.
Monday 21 September - Friday 4 December 2020
Day Building EdHelp Helpdesk
Monday - Thursday 8.30am - 11.59pm 9am - 7.50pm
Friday 8.30am - 11.59pm 9am - 6.50pm
Saturday 8.30am - 11.59pm 12noon - 4.50pm
Sunday 8.30am - 11.59pm 12noon - 6.50pm

Opening hours from 5 December to be announced later (revision and examination period).

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

Monday 21 September 2020 onwards
Library Cafe Open Coffee Cart Open
Monday - Thursday 8.30am - 10pm Monday - Thursday 8.30am - 8pm
Friday 8.30am - 6pm Friday 8.30am - 4pm
Saturday & Sunday 10am - 6pm Saturday & Sunday 11am - 4pm

Using the Main Library