Situated along the southern side of Old College, the Playfair Library has a barrel-vaulted ceiling and runs to more than 190 feet. It was used as a working library from the 1820s until the 1960s, when the University's main collection was moved to George Square. The Library is currently used to host dinners, receptions and prestigious lectures.
There is disabled access to this venue.
You can travel to the Playfair Library on the following Lothian Buses services: 3, 5, 7, 8, 14, 29, 30, 31, 33, 35, 37, 45, 49.
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 - travelinescotland.com and 0871 200 22 33 - 24 hours a day.