Edinburgh

Library spaces

Cameron Smail Library

Your library is open 24/7 during semester. Staffed hours are:

Monday to Friday: 08:30 to 20:30.
Saturday and Sunday: 09:45 to 20:00.

There are 1000 spaces available for group and individual study. Individual and group study rooms in the library can be booked in advance through Resource Booker.

There is Eduroam wi-fi throughout the Library, and networked PCs give access to University-licensed software, databases and journals, as well as being available to engage with online teaching. Networked Multi-Function Devices (MFDs) provide print, copying and scanning facilities.

ID cards are essential to gain access via the entrance gates and to access library services.

Learning Commons 1 (Hugh Nisbet Building)

The Hugh Nisbet building is open from 06:00 to 00:00.

Staffed Monday - Friday, 11:00 to 15:00. 

Learning Commons 2 (Postgraduate Centre)

Open Monday – Friday, 08:00 to 22:00.

Closed at weekends.

EGIS Resource Centre (Edwin Chadwick)

Open Monday - Friday, 07:00 to 22:00 and at weekends.

Staffed Monday - Friday 10:00 to 16:00.

Book a room

Individual and group study rooms in the library can be booked in advance through Resource Booker

Other spaces

The GRID

Open access 08:00 to 00:00.

Staffed: Monday - Friday 11:00 to 15:00.

Card access is required at all times for the computer labs upstairs.

James Watt

  • Semester opening hours:
    • Monday - Friday: 06:00 - 23:00
    • Weekends: 08:00 - 18:00
  • Out of semester opening hours:
    • Monday - Friday: 08:00 - 22:00
    • Weekends: Closed
  • Catering facilities available

Student Union

  • Study in the relaxed atmosphere of the union
  • Offering a mix of seating, bars and catering
  • All areas have wi-fi
  • Bookable committee rooms - see HW Union, room booking for more information.

Crush Areas

  • Located across campus within each School
  • Study and social areas often with vending machines nearby

Central catering areas

  • From cafés to food courts – take your choice.
  • All catering areas have wifi

    See Catering for more information.

Key information

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