National Library of Scotland

National Library of Scotland
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

The National Library of Scotland is Scotland's largest library, with over 30 million physical items in our world-class collections. Since 1925, our responsibility has been to record, preserve, and share the memories of Scotland's people and their significant, lasting contributions to the world. To do this, we collect and care for Scotland's knowledge, history, and culture — everything from rare historical documents to leaflets and shopping catalogues.

While we specialise in our nation's history, our collections span almost every subject range imaginable. In addition to our physical items, we collect millions of digital items such as e-publications and even websites.

If you can think of it, we probably have it — and we're growing all the time.

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Opening hours
Monday10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Tuesday10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Wednesday10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Thursday10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Friday10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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