Psychology and philosophy library
A dedicated library at 7 George Square
Contact the librarian directly
- Quiet study spaces with power sockets in rooms G1 and G4.
- Wireless access throughout the library.
- Networked printing and photocopier, with computers 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
The Library is staffed full-time during semester Monday to Friday 9am to 1pm, 2pm to 5pm.
All University readers may visit the Library or borrow books when the library is staffed. Enquiries or requests for books outwith 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.
Summer vacation staffing times
- Monday 27, 9am to 5pm
- Wednesday 5, 9am to 1pm
- Wednesday 19, 9am to 5pm
- Wednesday 26, 9am to 5pm
- Wednesday 3, 9am to 1pm
- Wednesday 10, 9am to 1pm
- Wednesday 17, 9am to 1pm
- Wednesday 24, 9am to 1pm
- Thursday 1, 9am to 1pm
- Tuesday 6 and Thursday 8, 9am to 1pm
- Tuesday 13 and Thursday 15, 9am to 1pm
- Tuesday 20 and Thursday 22, 9am to 1pm
- Tuesday 27, 10am to 4pm
- Wednesday 28 and Thursday 29, 9am to 5pm
Monday 9 September onwards staffed full-time on weekdays.
Out of hours access
Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences staff, postgraduates, and 3rd and 4th year undergraduates (including those taking joint honours courses or the Cognitive Science degree programme ) may also use the Library when it is not staffed (including weekends) until 10pm. Students should leave the building at 9.30pm in time for the gates being closed at 10pm.
Access to the Library and 7 George Square outside normal office hours is by matriculation/staff card and accompanying security pin number. This number can be found on the 'Accounts' tab in MyEd. Please register with the librarian to ensure your card is activated.
If you're external to the University of Edinburgh, you may use the library on production of an appropriate card obtained from the University's Main Library Help Desk. We regret that external readers may not borrow items from the Reserve section.
Books which are on PPLS course reading lists are held in the Reserve Section. This is located in the Librarian's office and items are for short-term loan.
There are two short loan periods: 9am to 4pm during the day or overnight from 4pm to 10am the following day. Books borrowed on Friday afternoons may be borrowed until 10am the following Monday morning.
Reserve section books may be requested up to 4 days in advance using the reservation sheets provided outside the Library Office.
Books on the open shelves must be signed for but may be borrowed for a longer period. Ask the Librarian for further information.
All print journals are for reference use only.