Information Services

New College Library opening hours

Opening hours of the New College Library, 40 George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9JX


Temporary closure of New College Library and future reopening

Following the Scottish government move to a temporary lockdown, the New College Library is closed until 25 April. Study space is available at the Main Library and a number of other locations. Please see

We continue to run an online enquiry service via Edhelp. Please see

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 26 April. From this date, we expect to be able to reopen all remaining libraries (with the exception of The Scottish Studies Archive and Library), remove barriers to print collections and restart self-issue book machines in order to give University library users self-service access to print collections.

Please see Library Services Update 2020-2021 for current service updates.

New College Library relocation in 2020

New College Library temporarily relocated to 40 George Square in January 2020 to enable essential renovations of the original New College Library  building on the Mound.


Please note that access to all libraries is currently restricted to University of Edinburgh Students, Staff and Official Visitors, and NHS Lothian Staff.


Monday 26 April - Friday 21 May 2021 
Day  Opening hours 
Monday - Friday 9am - 4.50pm 
Saturday & Sunday 12 noon - 4.50pm 

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