Click and Collect

Scottish Government guidance now allows limited access for browsing the library.

Please use Click and Collect to request items before you visit the campus. Library staff will collect books from the shelf and have them ready for you at a collection point near the helpdesk in each library. You will receive an email when you can pick up the books. After collecting your books, remember to check them out at the self service kiosk.

You can now request any book, but may need to wait for another borrower to return it. If you'd like to have a book delivered from another campus, this may take up to five days.


How to place a request

Go to LibrarySearch:

  • Sign in at the top right using your University login details.
  • Search for the book you want. When you find it, click on the link underneath, e.g. 'Available at Sighthill' or 'Currently unavailable. Check here for details'.
    Image of a book entry on LibrarySearch - showing Ethics and healthcare by Moskop, Available at Sightill Main stock 174.2 MOS)

  • Click Request and use Pick up Location to choose which library you want to collect it from (e.g. Craiglockhart, Merchiston or Sighthill). Click Send Request

An email will be sent to your Edinburgh Napier email account when the item is ready for you to collect at the library.
View or cancel the requests you have made by clicking on your name > My Requests

Click and collect video overview

Collect your book

Once you've received the email saying your item is ready to collect, you can pick it up from your campus library Click and Collect shelf.
You will find the book on the shelf with your name on it. Take it to the self service kiosk to check it out.