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Coronavirus (Covid-19) Library FAQs

This page will be updated regularly. If you have any questions, please email​


  • Following government guidance, all Edinburgh Napier University libraries are closed until further notice. 

  • You will not be fined for any overdue items during this time. 

  • We have raised loan limits to allow you to borrow up to 20 items. 

  • We have extended maximum renewals, so your books and laptop loans will continue to automatically renew. 

  • There is currently no way to return books or laptops. Please keep them safe with you. You can return them once we are open again.
​​If you have any questions or concerns, please email​.

Services on hold​

These services will be on hold until further notice: 
  • You will no longer be able to place requests for items on loan or available from other campuses.
  • Postal Loans Service 
  • Inter-Library Loans 
  • Digitisation 
  • Access to special collections. There is no access to the Edward Clark Collection or War Poets Collection. 

Online Library Resources 

If you can’t visit a University campus, you can still access the vast wealth of Library ebooks, ejournals and databases online using LibrarySearch
To use LibrarySearch off campus:  
  • ​Sign in to LibrarySearch
    This will give you access to more online resources. 

  • Limit your search results to Full Text Online 
    Enter your search words, and then use the filters on the right hand side under ‘Tweak my results’ to limit your search to show only Full Text Online. If you only want to see ebooks, you can then also choose Format> Books. 

Useful Links 

Subject Guides – Find more help for your subject. 

Ebooks – Functionality and FAQs  

Finding Resources​ - More about finding ebooks and ejournals. 



Will I be fined if I can’t return my Library books or laptops? 

All fines will be waived automatically from Monday the 9th of March.  
If you have already received an overdue letter, please email

I am graduating and have Library items on loan, what should I do? 

If you have Library items on loan, and you are planning to graduate and leave the University without attending a University campus, please email​


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