Central Library

Name
Central Library
News
Central Library has reopened.
Address
George IV Bridge
Postcode
EH1 1EG
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Opening hours
Monday: 1pm – 5pm
Tuesday: 10am – 5pm
Wednesday: 1pm – 5pm
Thursday: 10am – 5pm
Friday: 10am – 2pm
Saturday: 10am – 2pm
Reopening services
All areas of Central Library are now open to browse and borrow, except for the Reference Library.
The Reference Library is open for computer access and study space is available in the Reference Library and the Edinburgh and Scottish Collection.
If you want to consult reference material during your booked study session, please contact the department in advance so that material can be made available.
Edinburgh and Scottish Collection: [email protected]
Reference Library: [email protected]

Without a booking, you can
- return your books
- pick up Hey Girls sanitary products.

You need to book a slot to:
- browse and borrow books
- use a public computer and print
- use a study space
- apply for a National Entitlement Card (bus pass)
- collect hearing aid batteries.

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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