Information Services

Library

Use DiscoverEd to find books, ebooks, journals, ejournals and more. Sign into your Library Account using EASE.

 

Main Library occupancy traffic light system

Updated every five minutes you can see here an indicator of occupancy of the Main Library based upon library entries and exits using anonymized and aggregrated card data recorded at the barriers. See further details about the Main Library Occupancy Traffic Light System data and privacy.

 

Using the Library

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Information on using the library, including opening hours of libraries, how to borrow books and how to access e-resources

Discovery

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Find Library resources - both print and online - and access the University's Special Collections materials, including rare books, archives, musical instruments and art collections.

Main Library's 50th anniversary celebration

We are celebrating our 50th anniversary at our George Square location from September 2017 until August 2018. View a list of our anniversary events and activities while sharing your memories of the building during your time as a student, staff member or visitor.

Finding resources

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Find ejournals, databases, e-books, exam papers, theses and subject specific resources for your study and research.

Exam papers online

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Exam Papers Online provides access for staff and students of the University of Edinburgh to the collected degree examination papers of the University from 2004 onwards, They may be used by students as a study aid only.

Centre for Research Collections

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The Centre for Research Collections (CRC) is the main space for anyone using the University of Edinburgh’s cultural and heritage collections.

Library help

If you need to contact us for help with any Library service please get in touch with the IS Helpdesk. There is also a copyright service for related enquiries and an online form if you would like to make a comment, complaint or suggestion.

Museums and Galleries

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The University of Edinburgh is home to around 200,000 artefacts, works of art, potted material, models, specimens, musical instruments and scientific apparatus.

Near Future Library

Near Future Library
The Near Future Library project and competition envisages the library of the future and the implications of this for the University of Edinburgh.

Doors Open Day

Information about Doors Open Day events at the Main Library.

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