Psychology and philosophy library

A dedicated library at 7 George Square

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

Opening hours

  • The Library is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.
  • The Library is staffed
    • Tuesdays 9am to 5pm
    • Wednesdays 9am to 5pm
    • Thursdays 9am to 12.30pm
  • The library is open to all when the librarian is working but open only to PPLS staff and students via swipe access when it is not staffed. Ask the librarian for further information.
  • Different staffing times apply during University vacations.
  • All University readers may borrow books.
  • Enquiries or requests for books outside staffing times can be made by University readers by filling out the simple form below.  External readers should email the librarian directly. Your enquiry will be answered promptly when the librarian is next working.

        Request a book or make an enquiry

        PPLS Librarian.

  • Loan due dates for PPLS Library items will be set to accommodate this library's staffing times.
  • 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.




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