Reference Library

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Reference Library
News
The Reference Library is open for PC access and study space.
Details
A collection of a third of a million items, helpful staff, free internet access and the beautiful surroundings of the reading room make the Reference Library the ideal place for information, research, study or just relaxing in peaceful contemplation. Contact us with your enquiry or visit us to browse the collection and use our study facilities - including free wi-fi.
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 – 5pm
Reopening services
The Reference Library is open for PC access and study space. Sessions must be booked in advance.
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.
Reference Library: [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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