Koestler parapsychology library

A small parapsychology library situated in 7 George Square

The Koestler Parapsychology Library belongs to The Koestler Parapsychology Unit. This small library was originally established with the appointment of Robert Morris to the first Koestler Chair of Parapsychology in 1985. The Koestler Parapsychology Library is now situated within the PPLS Library in the Psychology Building, 7 George Square.

The Koestler Parapsychology Unit

The collection covers various aspects of parapsychology research with an emphasis on the investigation of the psi hypothesis, the pseudo-psi hypothesis, anomalous experiences including reported experiences and beliefs in the paranormal, and the history of parapsychology.

Access and opening times

The library is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

It is staffed:

  • Tuesdays 9am to 5pm
  • Wednesdays 9am to 5pm
  • Thursdays 9am to 12.30pm

All University of Edinburgh readers may use the library when staffed but it is open only to PPLS staff and students (including undergraduates) when it is not staffed via swipe access. Ask the librarian for further information.

Different staffing times apply during university vacations.

Enquiries or requests for books outside staffing times can be made by filling out the simple form below. Your enquiry will be answered promptly when the librarian is next working.

        Request a book or make an enquiry

        PPLS Librarian.

External Enquiries

Enquiries from outside the University should be directed to the Koestler Parapsychology Unit.

Koestler Parapsychology Unit