Introducing our Libraries

WelcomeWe know you have a lot on when you first arrive at university, and we want to help you get started with our library resources. 

Join us on one of our quick and friendly introduction sessions – it’s a great way to get ahead in finding what you need for your course work and assessments.

Sessions are available every week at the start of trimester. You can join sessions online or in person at each campus library for physical library tours.

If live sessions are not running at the moment, you can also see recordings at:
Welcome to the Online Library (video).
Welcome to the Physical Library (video).

 

 
 
Welcome sign and students at Sighthill campus

Book a Personalised Library Tour

Whether it is just for you, or you want to book a tour with a few friends, we are happy to show you around our Libraries at a time that is suitable for you. 

You can book a place, in any of our campus libraries by completing a  Personalised Library Tour form.

Some of the things we will tell you about will include:

  • How to connect to Eduroam and use the University App.
  • How to use the machines in the libraries like our printer/scanners, self-service checkouts and laptop loan safes.
  • How to search for and find books.
  • Our group study rooms and how to book them, collaborative desks, and relaxation areas.

But please feel free to ask anything else you want to know, either when completing the form or when you come to meet us in the library.

 
 
Person walking up stairs in Merchiston Library

Welcome to the Physical Library - In person tours

We will have Library tours in each of our campus libraries, Merchiston, Craiglockhart and Sighthill. In these tours we will take you around your campus library and tell you about:

  • How to connect to Eduroam and use the University App.
  • How to use the machines in the libraries like our printer/scanners, self-service checkouts and laptop loan safes. 
  • How to search for and find books.
  • Our group study rooms and how to book them, collaborative desks, and relaxation areas.
Find out more and book a place on the Training & Events Calendar
 
 
Large, colourful letters outside Sighthill building spelling the word 'Welcome'

Welcome to the Online Library

This session will give you a quick introduction to using Edinburgh Napier University Library resources online. 

We'll demonstrate how to: 

  • Find ebooks using LibrarySearch. 
  • Find ejournal articles using LibrarySearch, and where to find specialist academic databases
  • Download the correct citation and permalink for items so that you can reference them in your University work. 
  • Use LibrarySearch to organise your reading and search faster.

View the Welcome to the Online Library slides as a PDF file

View the Welcome to the Online Library slides as a PowerPoint file.

Session takes place online using MS Teams.

Find out more and book a place on the Training & Events Calendar
 
 
Close up photograph of a male carrying a large pile of library books

Welcome to the Physical Library

This session introduces the Campus Libraries and signposts to further support. 

We’ll demonstrate how to: 

  • Use the App to check your library account, add print credit, book group study rooms, and more. 
  • Use the machines in libraries, like our printer/scanners, self-service checkouts and laptop loan safes. 
  • Find a book on the shelf using the shelfmark number. 

Find out more and book a place on the Training & Events Calendar. 

View the Welcome to the Physical Library slides as a PDF file.

View the Welcome to the Physical Library slides as a PowerPoint file.

 

Session takes place online using MS Teams.

Find out more and book a place on the Training & Events Calendar
 
 

Contact us

Please contact us in advance if you require any additional support to visit or use our libraries.

For accessibility information, see Accessibility and Inclusion

Email:  library@napier.ac.uk 
Telephone: 0131 455 3500