Information Services

Online learners and students

Find out about how you can use our library resources as an online learner or student.

Getting started using the Library

A guide to getting started at the University Library for online students.

Online resources

The library provides access to journals, ebooks, databases, newspapers, theses and more.

Information literacy skills and support

It's important to develop your capacities in finding, using and evaluating information, whether that information is for your studies, research or everyday life.

Requesting scans of journal articles and book chapters

You can request scans of articles and chapters not available online.

Student card/student number

Your student number, which can be found on your University (matriculation) card, gives you access to library spaces and resources.

Using other libraries

University of Edinburgh students are able to use other university and public libraries.

Visiting our libraries

You are welcome to use our libraries if you live or work in the area, or are visiting Edinburgh.

Virtual Private Network

Even if you are not based in Edinburgh it may still be worthwhile to register for the University's Virtual Private Network (VPN).

Getting help with using library resources

Who to contact about using the library's resources