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Noreen and Kenneth Murray Library opening hours

Opening hours of the Noreen and Kenneth Murray Library, King's Buildings, Thomas Bayes Road, Edinburgh EH9 3FG


EdHelp supports students in library, IT, student administration and finance. EdHelp is online, and also in-person at 10 libraries: Edinburgh College of Art Library, Art & Architecture Library, Law Library, Main Library, Moray House Library, New College Library, Noreen and Kenneth Murray Library, Royal Infirmary, The Lady Smith of Kelvin Veterinary Library and Western General Hospital Library.



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 Space website.

Noreen & Kenneth Murray Library

Monday 18 September – Thursday 21 December 2023*
Day Opening hours Café opening hours*
Monday - Thursday 9am - 9:50pm 8:30am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 6:50pm 8:30am - 5pm
Saturday & Sunday 12 midday - 4:50pm Closed

*Library opening hours Thursday 21 December 9am – 4:50pm.  KB café will close 5pm Friday 15 December.

**NB the opening hours of the Murray Library ground floor now mirror those of the KB Nucleus (see below.)


Wednesday 3 - Sunday 14 January 2024* 
Day Opening hours Café opening hours*
Monday - Friday 9am - 4:50pm See below
Saturday & Sunday Closed Closed

* Library opening: semester hours resume Monday 15 January 2024.  KB café will operate vacation opening hours (8.30am-4pm) Monday 8 - Friday 12 January 2024.

KB Nucleus building opening hours

Monday 18 September – Thursday 21 December 2023
Day  Nucleus building hours
Monday - Friday* 8:30am - 8pm (8pm - 11pm swipe card and PIN required)
Saturday 9am - 7pm
Sunday 10am  - 7pm

*Thursday 21 December 9am – 5pm 


Wednesday 3 - Sunday 14 January 2024
Day Nucleus building hours
Monday - Thursday 8:30am - 7pm (from 6pm , swipe card & PIN required)
Friday 8:30am - 5pm
Saturday & Sunday 10am - 4pm

Semester opening hours resume Monday 15 January 2024