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Information Services are pleased to announce that over the Christmas break we have implemented RFID (radio-frequency identification) in Craiglockhart Library, Merchiston Library and Sighthill Learning Resource Centre.

As part of this project, we have installed new self-service kiosks and added tags to every book in our collections.

Benefits for you include:

Super-fast borrowing – add a pile of books at once, with no need to scan barcodes.

Contactless card recognition.

Borrowing receipts emailed to your University email address – no more losing pieces of paper!

You’ll see the new self-service kiosks (pictured) in all libraries. If you want to borrow a book from the library, simply take your student ID card and book to the machine. Follow the instructions on the screen, or come to any one of our helpdesks if you need help.

If you have any feedback, please email us at:

Group Study Room Bookings at Sighthill – Book and Check Availability Online!​

Following a successful pilot at Craiglockhart, Information Services are delighted to announce that students are now able to go online to book and check availability of the Group Study Rooms at Sighthill. 

Implemented in response to your feedback, the Group Study Room Booking system enables you to:

See at a glance when the room is in use via a digital screen outside the door. 

Check availability and book a timeslot using your Office 365 email account. 

You will no longer have to:

Queue to book via the Library Desk.

Wait for confirmation of a booking made via a form.  

To find out more about the service and how to use it please visit the Group Study Room Library page

Once the service is live you may wish to add the calendar of your preferred Group Study Room(s) to your Office 365 email account - find out how…

If you require further information please contact the IS Service Desk​ in the first instance. 

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Information about any current issues with library eresources can be found on the Information Services Service Status page > Library Eresources



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