Main Library opening hours
Opening hours and staffed hours of the Main Library, George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9LJ
Following the Scottish government move to a temporary lockdown, from 11 January the Main Library remains open but with reduced opening hours. The Edhelp service desk remains with reduced opening hours to deliver a limited set of services.As part of the Scottish Government’s planned route map out of lockdown, it is expected that Edinburgh will move to restriction Level 3 on Monday 26th April. From this date, we expect to be able to reopen all remaining libraries, remove barriers to print collections and restart self-issue book machines in order to give University library users self-service access to print collections. In addition, from 26th April the Main Library building shall open at 08:00 with access to pre-booked study spaces 08:00-23:59 daily
Please see Library Services Update 2020-2021 for current service updates.
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 - Friday||10am - 11:59pm||10am - 4:50pm|
|Saturday||10am - 11:59pm||12 noon - 4:50pm|
|Sunday||10am - 11:59pm||12 noon - 4:50 pm|
|Monday - Thursday||8am - 11:59pm||9am - 7:50pm|
|Friday||8am - 11:59pm||9am - 6:50pm|
|Saturday||8am - 11:59pm||12 noon - 4:50pm|
|Sunday||8am - 11:59pm||12 noon - 6:50 pm|
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
The Library Cafe and Coffee Cart will be closed until further notice.