Psychology and philosophy library

A dedicated library at 7 George Square

Contact the librarian directly

Karen Fleet


  • School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences

Contact details

Students studying in the Psychology and Philosophy Library at 7 George Square

Facilities include

  • Quiet study spaces with power sockets  in rooms G1 and G4.
  • Wifi (eduroam) throughout the library.
  • Open access PC and EdPrint Multifunction Device (photocopy/print/scan) in Room G5
  • Search tool for Edinburgh University Library DiscoverEd
  • If the University Library doesn't have what you are searching for, consult Library Resources Plus

Opening hours

  • The Library is open on weekdays 9am to 5pm.
  • The library is open to all when the library is staffed but open only to PPLS staff, postgraduates and years 3 and 4 undergraduates when it is not staffed via swipe access. Ask the librarian on your first visit for further information.
  • All University readers may borrow books. Enquiries or requests for books outside staffing hours can be made by email and will be answered promptly when the librarian is next working.
  • Loan due dates for PPLS Library items always will be set to accommodate this library's staffing times.
  • For readers who cannot attend the library in person the University Library offers a Scan and Deliver Service.  For other queries Email PPLS Librarian for advice.
  • To minimise the spread of Covid-19 in line with current Scottish Government rules please keep the windows open and in accordance with its guidance please wear face coverings, use our hand sanitising stations, and use cleaning materials provided to clean desk surfaces and computer accessories.

Covid-19 - Using the library in 2022-23.

Borrowing rules

  • Books from PPLS Library may be borrowed. Books held on open shelves are standard loan, short loan books are available from the librarian's office
  • Please fill  out one of the borrowing slips and leave it in the secure box provided in the reading room. Your loan will be entered on your library record later.  Loan dates will be set to accommodate part-time staffing.
  • Please return books to the 'Returned Books' box outside the library.

Ask the librarian for further information on borrowing rules.

All print journals are for reference use only.

Dissertation archive

Student dissertations held by the library.

Finding resources

Find literature and resources for your study and research.

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Psychological tests

Using psychological tests