Edinburgh City Archives

Visit the search room

Following the easing of Covid-19 restrictions we will be reopening our public search room on Tuesday 3 May 2022.

We will be open on a limited basis until 31 May - Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10 am -12.30 pm and 1.30 pm - 4 pm

From 31 May our normal opening hours of Tuesday to Thursday 10 am - 4:30 pm will resume.

Please note that we are unlikely to be able to provide access to the search room unless you have booked a space at least a week in advance.

Email Archives to book a space.

Please note that you will be assigned a seat for the duration of your visit and we ask that you do not use hand sanitiser during your visit to the search room as this can damage the records. There will be access to hand washing facilities on site.