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​Merchiston ​Library is a bright attractive environment providing over 500 study spaces designed to suit a variety of learning styles. Zones 1 & 2 offer Social study space with Group Study Pods and circular tables for Group work, Zone 3 is our silent room, Zones 4 & 5 offer quieter study space around the book stock. There is a wide variety of material which supports the diverse subjects taught on campus.
Merchiston Library supports the following areas of study:

Art and design |  Digital & lens media  | Built environment  | Engineering  | Computing  | Information management  | Music 

Library Opening Hours

At Merchiston, you can:

  • Use LibrarySearch to find books, e-books, online journal articles and more. Items can be borrowed or returned using the self-service kiosks in the library.
  • Use our computer and multi-functional device facilities: we have 40 networked computers, four MACs,  and three multi-functional devices (for printing, copying and scanning). There are power points for laptops on most floors and Wi-Fi is available throughout.
  • Book one of eight group study rooms, all of which have a PC and whiteboard, seven rooms also have plasma screens.
    Study in our Silent area, Zone 3, this is a bright room including a mezzanine for silent study, there are power sockets around the room for charging your own devices.
  • Equipment for students with additional needs is available.
  • Help sessions for Maths plus and English help are published on our plasma screens.
Zone 1 – Social Study Space
Help Desk, Group discussion, 24 Hour area (term time), Self-service kiosk to borrow and return, PCs, 2 Study Pods, Lapsafe.
Two multi-functional devices (for printing, copying and scanning) and a Print Credit Machine.
24 hour area (term time)

Zone 2 – Quiet & Group Study
4 Study pods, Study rooms, PCs, MACs and relaxed seating area.
One m​ulti-functional device (for printing, copying and scanning).
24 hour area (term time)

Zone 3 – Silent Area
Silent study only - PCs, phones switched to silent and no conversation.
24 hour area (term time)

Zone 4 – Social study
Self-Issue, Study Tables, 2 PCs

Zone 5 – Quiet study
Books, Journals, Music Scores, Reference materials and DVD collection. 
Downstairs - Books 001-649, Journals A-Z, Music Scores, Abstracts and Indexes, LRS stock (further reading), D
Upstairs – Books 650-999
Quiet study. Phones switched to silent, minimal conversation
Special collections - For access please ask at the Help Desk
Edward Clark Collection - Material relating to the history of printing
Thesis Collection 

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Contact Merchiston Library

  • ​Telephone: 0131 455 2582
Edinburgh Napier University
Merchiston Campus Library
10 Colinton Road
Edinburgh EH10 5DT
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