Evolution House CLOSED until 20th June 2022

Latest update: Monday 23rd May 2022:
ECA Library is closed until 20th June 2022 due to a loss of power to Evolution House building.  Further information including reopening time will follow.
Click and Collect Service for ECA lending books:
The Click and Collect service for Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) Library lending books (Standard, Short Loan and Reserve items) is now available to University Staff and Students, and NHS Lothian Staff on a temporary basis.
To borrow from the ECA general collections showing as ‘Available’ (‘item in place’) please sign into DiscoverEd and ‘Request this item’; Once requests are processed and fetched by library staff, users will be notified by email and items should be collected from the Art & Architecture Library, Minto House, Chambers Street, during advertised opening hours.
Collecting requested items:
All requested items are collected from the Art & Architecture Library, Minto House, Chambers Street, after you have received a confirmation email.
From 27th May onwards the A&A Library opening hours are Monday – Friday, 9.00am – 5.00pm only (closed at weekends).
Where should I return ECA items I have borrowed from Art & Architecture Library?
Items should be returned to the Art & Architecture Library (preferred) or Main Library, George Square.
For more information visit: https://www.ed.ac.uk/information-services/library-museum-gallery/using-library/borrowing-a-book/books
Our online Library collections and services, including Scan & Deliver for items located at other University of Edinburgh libraries and Interlibrary Loans service remain available to all.
Use DiscoverEd to find print books and journals available at other site libraries, as well as ebooks, ejournal articles, database content and other materials available online from the Library.
Information about alternative study space is available on the Library study space page.

New library orientation guides for the start of Semester 1, September 2021

We have put together a suite of library orientation guides online, which you might find useful to view before you return to campus to use our libraries, or if you are coming to campus for the first time. There is one for each library site, for example, the ECA Library at Evolution House, West Port, the Art & Architecture Library at Minto House, Chambers Street, and the Main Library at George Square, plus there is an orientation for the digital library too!
You can access the full range of library orientation guides here:

Bookable study spaces now available at ECA Library!

We are pleased to be able to tell all our students that ECA Library Evolution House is now able to take study space bookings for the study spaces within ECA Library.
If you want to study in any of the University libraries you must book a place in advance, either using the SeatEd App, or the online form.
For more information, including how to download the form and access the App, please go to this webpage.
Please remember that you must wear a face covering to visit or study in any of the University libraries.