UG meets the needs of its students, academics and the international research community with a wide range of library services provided. It holds the primary collections in arts, humanities, social sciences, medicine and informatics. It also houses the Library's general collections of books and periodicals, older books in all subjects, most of the special collections of rare books and manuscripts, the University archives and the Lothian Health Service Archive.
It functions under the authority of the academic Vice-Rector and operates in collaboration with academic and scientific services within the University.
The library opens from 9am-4pm during recess.
The library remains closed during public holidays
These services are accessible to:
Access to the library is also available to other users such visitors with borrowing possibility upon submitting a written request but please be aware that during exam periods access may be restricted. Personal items should be deposited at the document case at the entrance to the library. Below we identify how many books or other items you can borrow depending on your borrower type. We offer a standard loan, a one week loan service and a short loan service (for books in high demand). Vacation borrowing information will be posted here at relevant times (vacation loans do not apply to staff).
Access to the books' location on the shelves should be carefully done conforming to the libary's regulations. Silence is to be maintained in the library. Smoking, eating or drinking are strictly prohibited inside the library. Those regulations are strictly posed by the librarian on duty any unconformity is liable to the punishment including a definitive loss of the library's access privileges.
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