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.
  • Networked printing and photocopier, with computer for student use 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

Owing to the nature of our library space  and the continued need to make it safe for everyone, the library will be running a more restricted service than usual. Our apologies for this inconvenience.

  • The Library is open on from 9.15am to 4.45pm on weekdays only during semester. 
  • In line with current Scottish Government guidance please wear face coverings, use our hand sanitising stations, and use cleaning materials provided to clean desk surfaces and computer accessories.  University policy on face coverings.
  • 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.
  • All University readers may borrow books when it is staffed. Enquiries or requests for books outside staffing hours can be made by email and will be answered promptly when the librarian is next working.
  • During University vacations the library is staffed part-time.

Covid-19 Library Services update 2021-22

Out of hours access

Regrettably owing to a building problem, out of hours access has been temporarily suspended. PPLS  is  working to reinstate this access as soon as possible.

External readers

Unfortunately external readers cannot currently use this library in person. Email enquiries may be made to the  PPLS Librarian.

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.  This measure is to help reduce delays and unnecessary close contact between staff and students.
  • 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.

Koestler parapsychology library

Situated in 7 George Square and open Monday to Friday 9.15am to 1pm and 2pm to 4.45pm

Psychological tests

Using psychological tests