Opening Hours

See the latest updates to Library services following Scottish Government changes at: 
Library Services and COVID-19

Due to current restrictions, all helpdesks are closed but you can contact us at any time at or call 0131 455 3500. Access to all libraries is by swipe card access only and most study rooms are not available.


Easter 2021 - Friday 2nd April to Monday 5th April

Library/LRC Open Helpdesk Staff Available
Merchiston Library 9am - 5pm Unstaffed
Craiglockhart Library Closed
Sighthill LRC Closed

Current Opening Hours

Craiglockhart Library & Sighthill LRC Library /LRC Open Helpdesk Staff Available
Monday - Friday 8am - 6pm Unstaffed
Saturday - Sunday 9am - 5pm Unstaffed


Merchiston Library Zones 1 - 4 Zone 5
Helpdesk Staff Available
Monday - Friday 8am -10pm Closed Unstaffed
Saturday - Sunday 8am - 10pm Closed Unstaffed


Have questions outside these hours?

Remember our e-resources are available online all the time (see Finding Resources).

Learn more about our Out of Hours service
Students in Merchiston Quadrangle