Information Services

New College Library opening hours

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

Availability of study spaces

See the study space webpages to find out more about available study spaces:

Study Space guidance



We are gradually re-opening our libraries in a phased programme.
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 21 September - Friday 4 December 2020
Days Opening hours
Monday - Thursday 9am - 5.50pm
Friday 9am - 4.50pm
Saturday & Sunday 12noon - 4.50pm

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

Related Links

New College Library location and contacts

Information resources for divinity and religious studies