Edinburgh and Scottish Collection

Name
Edinburgh and Scottish Collection
News
The Edinburgh and Scottish Collection has reopened.

Currently we do not have access to the Edinburgh Electoral Registers pre-1985 and Edinburgh Valuation Rolls. We’re sorry for any inconvenience caused. Please speak to staff to see if alternatives can be arranged
Details
The place to find out about Scotland and its capital. Fantastic heritage collections cover history, maps, literature, local and family history as well as up to date information about your local area.
Address
George IV Bridge
Postcode
EH1 1EG
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Opening hours
Monday: 1pm – 8pm
Tuesday: 10am – 5pm
Wednesday: 1pm – 8pm
Thursday: 10am – 5pm
Friday: 10am – 5pm
Saturday: 10am – 2pm
Reopening services
Study space is available in 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]

Visiting Central Library, without a booking, you can
- browse and borrow books
- return your books
- pick up Hey Girls sanitary products.

You need to book a slot to:
- 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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