Central Library

Name
Central Library
News
Library buildings will be closed to the public until further notice.
Services going forward will be informed by Scottish Government, Public Health and City of Edinburgh Council guidance and we will update library members about any changes as soon as we can.
Address
George IV Bridge
Postcode
EH1 1EG
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Opening hours
Libraries are closed until further notice.
Monday: 1pm – 5pm
Tuesday: 10am – 5pm
Wednesday: 1pm – 5pm
Thursday: 10am – 5pm
Friday: 10am – 2pm
Saturday: 10am – 2pm
Reopening services
Please note, the Edinburgh and Scottish Collection, Music Library and Art and Design Library remain closed.
The Reference Library is open for computer access only.
The Children’s Library reopens on Tues 13 October.
There are no study spaces available in the library.
We hope to begin opening up further services soon.

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
- apply for a National Entitlement Card (bus pass)
- collect hearing aid batteries.

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