Our Visitor Centre in Edinburgh offers a range of facilities and services for those who enter the George IV Bridge building.
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- Visit our exhibitions and displays
- Browse and buy books and quality unique gifts and stationery
- Enjoy refreshments and snacks in our café
- Browse our online collections
- Register for entry to our reading rooms and access to a wider range of digital material.
The main public area
In the main public area we have:
- Computers that anyone can use to find online reference material and see material digitised from Library collections
- An information point, where you can find out more about the Library
- The bookshop, selling Scottish publications, stationery and gifts
- The café seating area
- WiFi access.
Books and other items for sale are on display on shelves in the main public area.
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Across the main corridor is the café servery which offers:
- Superior quality Fairtrade coffee and fine teas
- Fresh sandwiches, snacks and homemade cakes
- Drinks and snacks to take away.
The discovery area presents a snapshot of what we have to offer in our collections and services.
Here we showcase a selection of the 26 million or so items we hold. A rolling programme of exhibits will range from some of our treasures to displays on particular themes.
Whether you are an experienced researcher or venturing into a major research library for the first time, we have a range of services to suit your needs. Discover what we can do for you, then move into the public area to access collections online or register for a library card.
At Readers' Registration visitors can:
- Register for access to the reading rooms and for remote access to our
- Renew a library card
- Collect prepaid photocopies of material from the collections.
Please remember to bring evidence of identity and address when you come to get your library card.
We have two wheelchair-friendly computer workstations where people can fill in the registration form online. Read more about George IV Bridge access and facilities for people with disabilities.
The Visitor Centre in our George IV Bridge building is open six days a week:
- Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 09.30-19.00
- Wednesday: 10.00-19.00
- Friday, Saturday: 09.30-17.00.
- Sunday: Closed.
See also: Library opening hours and public holidays
How to get to George IV Bridge
Our building is at:
George IV Bridge
By bus: Several buses go via the city centre and stop outside the National Library of Scotland on George IV Bridge and nearby South Bridge and Chambers Street. Visit the Lothian Buses website破克棋牌 for further information.
By train: The nearest train station is Edinburgh Waverley and the Library is a 10-15 minute walk away up a steep hill. Plan your journey with Traveline Scotland
By tram: The nearest tram stop is on Princes Street and the Library is a 10-15 minute walk up The Mound, which is a steep hill. Plan your journey with Traveline Scotland
By bike: Edinburgh is a cycle-friendly city. There are many dedicated cycle lanes and many junctions have advance cycle stop lines. Bike hire is available across the city: visit the Edinburgh Cycle Hire website for details. Cycle racks are available on George IV Bridge, Victoria Street and Chambers Street to park your bike.
By car: Follow signs to the city centre. Off-street parking is available at nearby at NCP sites. See also: Edinburgh City Council parking information.
Park and Ride: Park and Ride options are available by tram and bus. Leave the tram or bus in the city centre on Princes Street and the Library is a 10–15 minute walk away up a steep hill.
If you have questions about our Visitor Centre in Edinburgh, or about collections and services in general, email us at email@example.com.