Art and Design Library

Art and Design Library
Libraries will be closed on Friday 3 June for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday.

During 2022 Central Library is undergoing a major £1.8m building works programme.
Since January, scaffolding has been put up around the building to allow our contractors to repair parts of our roof, windows, and replace any stonework which is in poor condition. Work inside the building includes upgrades to our electrical system, lighting, and fire safety equipment.
Central Library building works
Enjoy life from a new perspective. Find out what's happening in the world of art and design - from cave paintings to the Turner Prize, from early pottery to the latest trends in architecture, fashion and photography.
7 George IV Bridge
Opening hours
Monday: 10am – 8pm
Tuesday: 10am – 8pm
Wednesday: 10am – 8pm
Thursday: 10am – 5pm
Friday: 10am – 5pm
Saturday: 10am – 5pm
Reopening services
Study space is available in the Art and Design Library.

Visiting Central Library, without a booking, you can
- browse and borrow books
- return your books
- pick up Hey Girls sanitary products
- use a study space
- collect hearing aid batteries.

You need to book a slot to:
- use a public computer and print
- apply for a National Entitlement Card (bus pass).

Photocopying will also be available with staff assistance.
Public toilets are available.
Library booking form
Library reopening information
Bus routes
Lothian 23, 27, 41, 42, 45, 67
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