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Welcome to Edinburgh University Librarys Main Library. Virtual Tour. Main Library. The Main Library is in George Square. There are 12 other libraries you can use too. Getting In. Get through the entrance turnstiles by swiping your library card. Dont forget to bring it!. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • Welcome to Edinburgh University Librarys

    Main LibraryVirtual Tour

  • The Main Library is inGeorge Square.Main Library

  • There are 12 other libraries you can use too

  • Getting In Get through the entrance turnstiles by swiping your library card.Dont forget to bring it!

  • Finding your way aroundVideo screens advise on opening hours, computer availability and library news.There is a Floor Guide near the entrance and on each floor.

  • Self-ServiceSelf-issue is available on the ground, 2nd, 3rd and 4th 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 StockThe Main Library has over 800,000 books. Most are arranged by Library of Congress classification (eg HA29 Car) and are shelved on the 2nd and 3rd floors.Some older books are shelved on the 4th floor arranged by Dewey Decimal classification (eg 712(28)).

    Journals are also on the 4th 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 journalsSome 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 1st floor.Group Study FacilitiesIncluding 29 group study pods.

  • Note that some are designated as Quiet Study areas.Individual Study SpaceIndividual study space is available throughout the library.There is a Postgraduate study area on the 5th 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.

  • uCreateuCreate, on the 1st 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 6th floor, is the gateway to accessing the historic collections of rare books, manuscripts, archives, fine art and museum objects.

  • Student ServicesVisit the Careers Service on the 3rd floor.The Student Counselling and Student Disability Services are also on the 3rd floor.

  • Library Caf Have a break from studying in the Library Caf, on the ground floor.

  • Good luck,enjoy your course Edinburgh University Library

    Main Library Virtual Tour... and have fun!