National Library of Scotland

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
E-mail: ku.sln|seiriuqne#ku.sln|seiriuqne

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
Wednesday: 10.00-20.30
Saturday: 09.30-13.00
Sunday: Closed
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
Wednesday: 10.00-17.00
Saturday: 09.30-13.00
Sunday: Closed

National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections
Manuscript collections search :
George IV Bridge
Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 1EW
Telephone: 0131 623 3876
Fax: 0131 623 3866
Email: ku.sln|stpircsunam#ku.sln|stpircsunam
The first manuscript was acquired by the National Library of Scotland's predecessor, the Advocates Library, in 1683, and since 1925 the Library has been the repository of the major collections of manuscripts and archives, which cover many aspects of the lives, activities and interests of Scots at home and abroad.
Personal access to the manuscript collections is open to all holders of a library card, and we aim to improve access for external users as work progresses to make more of our finding aids and catalogues available online.

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.
Monday-Friday: 10.00-20.00
Saturday: 10.00-17.00
Sunday: 14.00-17.00

Visitor Centre — café and shop
Opening hours for the café and shop in the George IV Bridge Building are:
Monday-Friday: 09.30-20.00
Saturday: 09.30-17.00
Sunday: 14.00-17.00

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 :
1445 Argyle Street
G3 8AW

Opening hours
Our opening times at Kelvin Hall will be:

Monday: By appointment only
Tuesday: 10:00-16:30
Wednesday: 13:30-20:00 (mornings by appointment)
Thursday: 10:00-16:30
Friday: 10:00-16:30
Saturday: 10:00-14:00
Sunday: Closed

online image collections on Scotlandspeople like


Reference Title Date
GD1 Miscellaneous small collections of family, business and other papers
GD1/666 Photographs of Scottish scenes by JHB Fletcher 1900-1910
Country code GB
Repository code 234
Repository National Records of Scotland
Reference GD1/666/60
Title Loch Creran (H125).
Dates 1902-1910
Access status Open
Location Off site
Level Item

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