Getting In Get through the entrance turnstiles by swiping your library card. Don’t forget to bring it!
Finding your way around Video screens advise on opening hours, computer availability and library news. There is a Floor Guide near the entrance and on each floor.
Self-Service Self-issue is available on the ground, 2 nd, 3 rd and 4 th floor. There are easy to use self-service machines for borrowing and returning books.
Information Services (IS) Helpdesk Get general advice on all IS Services from staff at the IS Helpdesk.
Lending Stock The Main Library has over 800,000 books. Most are arranged by Library of Congress classification (eg HA29 Car) and are shelved on the 2 nd and 3 rd floors. Some older books are shelved on the 4 th floor arranged by Dewey Decimal classification (eg 712(28)). Journals are also on the 4 th floor.
High Use Book Collection (HUB) The HUB is on the ground floor and includes the most popular books, often reading list titles. Borrow books in the HUB by using the self-issue machines.
Current print journals Some of the newly bought printed books and latest editions/issues of printed newspapers and journals are displayed on the 1st floor. You have access to over 30,000 online journals.
There are a variety of informal and conversational study space on the ground and 1 st floor. Group Study Facilities Including 29 group study pods.
Note that some are designated as Quiet Study areas. Individual Study Space Individual study space is available throughout the library. There is a Postgraduate study area on the 5 th floor.
Wireless access is available throughout the building if you wish to bring your own laptop. Computing facilities There are over 500 open-access PCs in the library.
uCreate uCreate, on the 1 st floor, provides multimedia and specialist IT facilities on a self-service basis. Make podcasts, print posters, and use a variety of multimedia facilities.
Photocopying and Printing Copying and printing areas are available throughout the building. Top up your credit online or at machines on the ground floor. Staff and students, pay by debiting your Print Accounts.
Centre for Research Collections (CRC) CRC, on the 6 th floor, is the gateway to accessing the historic collections of rare books, manuscripts, archives, fine art and museum objects.
Student Services Visit the Careers Service on the 3 rd floor. The Student Counselling and Student Disability Services are also on the 3 rd floor.
Library Café Have a break from studying in the Library Café, on the ground floor.
Good luck, enjoy your course… Edinburgh University Library Main Library – Virtual Tour... and have fun!