National Library of Scotland : Edinburgh and (Sept 2016) now Glasgow (details down the page)
The National Library of Scotland is the world's leading centre for the study of Scotland and the Scots and a major European research library, with collections of world-class importance. You can see collection items online, and hundreds more digital resources may be available if you register. Anyone can get a library card to consult material in our reading rooms. The National Library of Scotland is Scotland's largest library. As well around 15 million printed items, we have over 100,000 manuscripts, around two million maps, and 25,000 newspaper and magazine titles. We receive roughly 320,000 new items every year, and have material in 490 languages.
Main telephone number: 0131 623 3700
The General Reading Room and Special Collections Reading Room in our George IV Bridge Building, EH1 1EW are open:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 09.30-20.30
Last admission to the General Reading Room — 20 minutes before closing.
The Maps Reading Room in our Causewayside Building, 159 Causewayside, Edinburgh, EH9 1PH is open at these times:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 09.30-17.00
These are our standard opening times for exhibitions in the George IV Bridge Building. Please check the exhibitions page on the web-site to make sure of the times for the exhibition you want to visit.
Visitor Centre — café and shop
Opening hours for the café and shop in the George IV Bridge Building are:
Glasgow : National Library at Kelvin Hall
The National Library of Scotland's new premises in Glasgow will open at 13.30 on Wednesday 14 September.
We look forward to welcoming our first visitors and revealing some of the wonders of our vast collections.
Address : http://kelvinhall.org.uk/national-library-of-scotland/
1445 Argyle Street
Our opening times at Kelvin Hall will be:
Monday: By appointment only
Wednesday: 13:30-20:00 (mornings by appointment)