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.

Large, colourful letters outside Sighthill building spelling the word 'Welcome'

Getting started with using the Library

The university library is a vital resource to support your studies and if you have not studied at a university at all before or did a different degree elsewhere then you may not know what to expect from Edinburgh Napier University Library.

This workshop will help you gain a better understanding of how the library can support you, give you the opportunity to meet Library staff and ask questions of us, and become more familiar with our spaces and services.

The on campus sessions will include a tour of the library.

Find out more and book a place on the Training & Events Calendar
Students working together in a pod in Merchiston Library

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.


Watch our online welcome videos

Can't make it to a session? Watch our Welcome to the Library video (approx. 2 mins).

You can see recordings of previous introduction sessions at:

Or find more short videos about using LibrarySearch to find books, ebooks and journal articles at Help Videos.


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

Telephone: 0131 455 3500