Reference Library

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Reference Library
News
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.

We aim to make this work as disruption free as we can. However, for safety reasons there are times when parts of the building are inaccessible.
Central Library building works
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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: 10am – 8pm
Tuesday: 10am – 8pm
Wednesday: 10am – 8pm
Thursday: 10am – 5pm
Friday: 10am – 5pm
Saturday: 10am – 5pm
Services
Visiting Central Library, you can
- browse and borrow books
- return your books
- pick up Hey Girls sanitary products
- use a study space
- use a public computer and print
- use the photocopier
- collect hearing aid batteries
- apply for a National Entitlement Card (bus pass).

Public toilets are available.
Bus routes
Lothian 23, 27, 41, 45, 67
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