Accessing the Library
As an online learner, you will have access to an extensive range of e-books, ejournals and databases which you can use while studying.
There are over 1.4 million e-books, 185,000 e-journals and 700 databases available via the Library, including most of the core readings and resources required for our programmes. The Library has an e-preference collection policy, which means the online version of a new resource is purchased if possible.
You can also access:
- 84,000 streaming videos
- 6,000 scanned book chapters and journal articles
- 44,000 digitised books, images and resources from Library and University collections
- 30,000 digitised University of Edinburgh theses can be found on DiscoverEd
- 160,000 Open Access (OA) resources
After graduating from the University, you will still have remote access to some licenced library e-resources enabling you to continue your research and enrich your mind.
To start exploring what the Library has to offer you as an online learner, see our Getting started page.
The programme includes access to an extensive library with leading edge research content, and talks on contemporary issues are merely a click away.
Visiting a library
You can visit the University’s campus libraries if you are ever in the city, and we have agreements that allow students from the University of Edinburgh to access other libraries.
Find out more about how to visit other libraries