Information Services

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

Changes to library services following the opening of the Nucleus Building

With the opening of the KB Nucleus on 31 October 2022, the following changes to library services in the Murray Library are in place:

  • Revised library opening hours (see below)

  • A current University card must be used to gain entry and exit at the library speedlanes at all times ​​​​​​

  • Use of the library lift requires a current University card and operates between floors 1 and 3  (ground floor lift access is via KB Nucleus)

  • The central stair only is in use (secondary stair is for emergency exit only)

  • Bookings for group study rooms and assistive technology study rooms are limited to library opening hours (alternative provision is in the KB Nucleus and Murchison House)

  • Access to the library for Library members with yellow University cards (Non-  student/staff/Visitors) is limited to weekday office hours only (no evening or weekend access)

KB Nucleus Building

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 31 October - Tuesday 20 December 2022
Day Library Opening Hours Café *
Monday - Thursday 9am - 9:50pm 9am - 6pm
Friday 9am - 4:50pm 9am - 5pm
Saturday 12pm - 4:50pm Closed


12pm - 4:50pm Closed

* Kings Building Café closes 5pm Friday 16 December 2022. Opens 9am Monday 9 January 2023.  

Nucleus building opening hours until Tuesday 20 December 2022
Day Nucleus Building core hours Nucleus Building extended opening*
Monday - Thursday 8:30am - 6pm 6pm-11pm
Friday 8:30am - 6pm 6pm-11pm
Saturday N/A 9am-7pm


N/A 12pm-7pm

*During extended opening hours, access to Nucleus building is by card swipe and PIN.

How to find your PIN

More information on the Nucleus Building


Opening hours for Noreen and Kenneth Murray Library Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 December 2022: 9am - 4:50pm

Friday 23 December 2022 - Tuesday 3 January 2023: CLOSED

The Nucleus building opening hours for the festive period are TBC


Noreen & Kenneth Murray Library

Wednesday 4 January - Sunday 15 January 2023

Day Opening hours
Monday - Friday 9am - 4:50pm
Saturday & Sunday Closed

Semester hours Resume on Monday 16 January 2023