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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!
We are very pleased to be able to announce that the A&A Library at Minto House, Chambers Street, re-opened on Wednesday 21st October! Opening hours for this library are Monday – Friday, 9.00am – 5.00pm.
You can visit the A&A Library to browse, and borrow books. There are 7 pre-bookable study spaces allowing for social distancing. Please note that you MUST pre-book your study space in any of the libraries. To do that please go to https://seated.iot.ed.ac.uk/
Please note there are 165 study spaces further along Chambers Street, in Adam House and 7-8 Chambers Street. Please remember that you are required to wear a face covering for all library visits. Please show respect to your fellow students and to the staff working in the libraries by wearing your face covering correctly over your nose and mouth, and stick to the 2 metre social distancing rule in place for everyone’s safety.
For further information about the A&A Library please click here.
For information about ECA Library at Evolution House, click here.
For the latest library updates, including how to book a study space, please go to the library homepage.
Please note that the University closed the Main Library at George Square at 5.00pm on 23rd March, and all libraries will now be closed until further notice.
For students with appointments at Student Counselling – you will be contacted directly to arrange an alternative.
The University is looking into alternative provision of safe study spaces for those that need it, and an update will be sent out as soon as possible from Tracey Slaven, Deputy Secretary Strategic Planning.
Please heed the Government advice and stay home and practice safe social distancing at all times.
You can check the latest updates and information from the Library at https://www.ed.ac.uk/information-services/library-museum-gallery/covid-19
Please note the following arrangements for opening and closing of the ECA Libraries at the end of Semester 1, 2023:
ECA Library at Evolution House, West Port: The ECA Library will be open until 5.00pm on Thursday 21st December. The Library will re-open at 9.00am on Wednesday 3rd January 2024. For more information check here. The ECA Library telephone number is 0131 651 5700.
Art & Architecture Library at Minto House, Chambers Street:
The A&A Library will be open until 5.00pm on Thursday 21st December. The Library will re-open at 9.00am on Wednesday 3rd January 2024. For more information please check here.
Main Library, George Square:
The Main Library at George Square will have some limited opening hours during the vacation, apart from on 25th, 26th December and 1st-2nd January, when it will be closed. For more information please check here.
Monday 9th September 2019:
The Art & Architecture Library at Minto House, Chambers Street, returns to its usual opening hours of 9.00am – 5.00pm, Monday to Friday, from today.
This library is now under the management of Information Services Group.
For more information, please see its new webpage at: www.ed.ac.uk/is/art-and-arch-library
We look forward to welcoming you to the Library!