Investing in Central Library

Edinburgh Central Library building works programme

During 2022 Central Library is undergoing a major £1.8m building works programme to make sure that our 130-year-old building will continue to serve our citizens for another 130 years.

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. Some of this work has now been completed and scaffolding is being removed from the building.

Work inside the building has included upgrades to our lighting and some redecoration. Work to upgrade our electrical system has been completed and fire safety equipment has been renewed. The majority of internal work has now been completed.

This works programme is an important investment in the library’s future to ensure it can be enjoyed by generations to come. 

Update 1 November 2022