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National Library of Scotland

The National Library of Scotland is Scotland's largest library and the world centre for the study of Scotland and the Scots. As well as over 15 million printed items it holds seven million manuscripts, two million maps, over 32,000 films and 25,000 newspaper and magazine titles. Registration is necessary,  after which material may be consulted on the premises. Many of the Library's digital collections can be accessed from computers outwith the Library.

There is a Visitor Centre (where displays take place) along with a cafe and shop onsite.

Access information:
There are wheelchair lifts at the entrance which gives access to the ground floor of the Library. Further lift access to the first and second floors of the Library is available. There is a unisex accessible toilet on the ground floor and on the first floor. A wheelchair is available for exhibition visitors who are unable to stand for long periods. You can bring assistance dogs into the building. For hearing impaired visitors there are induction loops fitted at all service counters.

Getting there:
You can travel to the National Library of Scotland on the following Lothian Buses services: 2, 23, 27, 35, 41, 42, 45, 47, 67.

Many of our venues in and around the city centre are easily accessible on foot and by public transport so please consider the environment when planning your travel to and from our events. Public transport information is available from Traveline Scotland - and 0871 200 22 33 - 24 hours a day.