City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Scottish Poetry Library


Scottish Poetry Library
5 Crichton’s Close
Edinburgh EH8 8DT
Venue details
Edinburgh Area: 
Old Town Edinburgh
Telephone (info): 
0131 557 2876
Edinburgh Fringe Venue: 
167

The Scottish Poetry Library is one of three poetry libraries in the UK, but the only one to be independently housed.

The award-winning building near the Scottish Parliament building houses Scottish and international poetry. Reference and free borrowing bookshop which can be searched using the SPL's online catalogue.

The SPL is the only poetry house in the world to have an extensive lending library at its core. It seeks to bring people and poetry together in many different ways.