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​Merchiston ​Library is a bright attractive environment providing study spaces designed to suit a variety of learning styles. Zones 1 & 2 offer study space with Study Pods and circular tables, 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.
  • There are eight 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, 24 hour area (term time), Self-service kiosk to borrow and return, PCs, two study pods, Lapsafe laptop loan.
Two multi-functional devices (for printing, copying and scanning).
24 hour area (term time)

Zone 2 – Quiet & Group Study
Self-service kiosk.
Four study pods, two 24 hour 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.
Silent PC room.
24 hour area (term time)

Zone 4 – Social Study
Study tables, two PCs

Zone 5 – Quiet Study
Books, journals, music scores, and reference materials. 
Downstairs - Books 001-649, Journals A-Z, Music Scores, Abstracts and Indexes, LRS stock (further reading), CDs, Study Rooms.
Stevenson Collection
Upstairs – Books 650-999, Wellbeing Collection, DVDs.
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

Edinburgh Napier University
Merchiston Campus Library
10 Colinton Road
Edinburgh EH10 5DT

Telephone: 0131 455 2582​
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