Switch to summer vacation opening hours at ECA and A&A Libraries

We will soon be entering the summer vacation period when our library opening hours change.

Please note that Thursday 23rd May is the last day when the ECA Library at Evolution House will be open until 10.00pm.

From 24th May the ECA and A&A Libraries will be open week days only, 9.00am – 4.50pm.

For full details of all the University of Edinburgh library opening hours follow this link.

We wish all our students and staff a happy and restorative summer vacation.

Welcome to all our new and returning students!

We wish all our new students a very happy Welcome Week, and extend a warm welcome to you and to all our returning students!
If you are new on-campus you will find these library orientation guides useful.
You can find the Library newsletters here.
You can find out about our Library skills self-enrol course on Learn, called Libsmart, here.
You can find out about our upcoming Dissertation Festival 2022 here. It runs from 31 October – 4 November.
If you have any questions about the Library services, or would like to arrange a 1-2-1 meeting with a librarian, take a look at the list of your academic support librarians here and make contact.

ECA Library re-opened on 20th June

Following a period of temporary closure due to a power outage, ECA Library has re-opened to users.
From 20th June onwards, please borrow and return all ECA Library books and other lending materials at ECA Library.
New Click and Collect requests were suspended from 12 noon on Thursday 16th June.
From 20th June, ECA Library will be open with its normal vacation opening hours of 9.00am – 4:50pm, Monday to Friday. (Closed at weekends).
We thank library users for their understanding during the closed period and look forward to welcoming you all back!

Evolution House, West Port, Edinburgh

Extra study spaces in central area during the Exam period

Temporary extra study spaces in the Central area have been arranged during December 2021.
Information Services Group’s libraries and open access computer spaces will see high demand during the Revision and Examination period this December.  The following temporary additional study space (non-bookable) is provided to assist students.  Please check in and check out of desks using the SeatEd app.  For more information visit the University study spaces webpage

  1. Main Library:

Floor 1: Rooms 1.07 (15 seats) and 1.10 (10 seats) open 24/7 from 09:00 Saturday 04 December to Tuesday 21 December.
Floor 6: Centre for Research Collections (CRC) Research Suite (12 seats) available Tuesdays and Wednesdays 10:00 to 18:30, and Thursday and Fridays 10:00 to 16:00, from Tuesday 07 December to Tuesday 21 December. Please note: no eating of any description is allowed in this room.

  1. 40 George Square:

144 seats in the Lower Ground Floor (HUB teaching rooms):
Room LG06: 08:30-22:00 weekdays (CLOSED weekends) from Monday 06 December to Tuesday 21 December.
Rooms: LG07, LG08, LG09, LG10, LG11: 08:30-22:00 daily (including weekends) from Monday 06 December to Tuesday 21 December.
Please note: access after 6pm and at weekends is via the main entrance to 40 George Square.

  1. Law School, Old College:

70 seats in the Law School Building (Rooms G.158 and G.159 adjacent to the Law Library):
G.158 Quad Teaching Room (seminar room) open daily from Saturday 04 December to Sunday 19 December; opening hours as per Law Library opening hours: 09:00-22:00 Monday to Thursday; 09:00 to 19:00 Fridays; 09:00 to 17:00 Saturdays; 12:00 to 19:00 Sundays.
G.159 MacLaren Stuart Room (large classroom) open daily from Saturday 04 December to Tuesday 14 December and on Thursday 16 December; CLOSED Wednesday 15 December; opening hours as per Law Library opening hours as above.

  1. Other information:

40 George Square Floors 6-9 open extended hours Monday to Thursday from Monday 06 December to Monday 20 December: 09:00-22:00 Monday to Thursday (instead of 09:00-18:00); 09:00 to 17:00 Fridays; 12:00 to 17:00 Saturdays and Sundays.
Law Library opening hours extended on 3 Sundays: 05, 12, 19 December 12:00-19:00 (instead of 12:00-17:00)
Hugh Robson Building computer labs will open at 07:30 and close at 22:00 daily until Wednesday 23 December, but CLOSED Tuesday 14 December and Wednesday 15 December.  Please note: Door access control applies weekdays after 17:00 and at weekends, and access is via University card and card PIN – see your PIN in the MyEd PIN channel.

A warm welcome to all our new students and returning students, from ECA and A&A libraries!

Happy Welcome Week and Week 1 to all our new students and returning students!
You can find lots of information about ECA Library, Evolution House, West Port, and the Art&Architecture Library, Minto House, Chambers Street, here
If you’d like a short introduction to our online library catalogue, DiscoverEd, click here
For a suite of orientation guides to each library site, click here
For more information about the digital library click here
Please remember to wear a face covering while in our libraries. We look forward to welcoming you in person soon!