City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh Libraries & Archives


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Photo Edinburgh Venue Venue Description Venue type Edinburgh Fringe Venue
Scottish Poetry Library The Scottish Poetry Library is one of three poetry libraries in the UK, but the only one to be independently housed. Libraries & Archives 167
Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh The 300-plus year-old Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (RCPE) building is home to a Scottish professional organisation that now has 10,000 fellows, members, associates and affiliates in 86 Libraries & Archives 74
General Register House - Princes Street, Edinburgh
General Register House Opening in 1788, General Register House continues to serve the same purpose it was built for as an archive of public records. Libraries & Archives 502
West Register House
West Register House West Register House is the second and newer city centre archive building of the National Archive of Scotland (the other being General Register House). It is situated at the West end of Charlotte... Libraries & Archives
Edinburgh Central Library
Edinburgh Central Library Edinburgh's main public library, directly opposite the National Library of Scotland (copyright library) and just off the Royal Mile, is a useful resource open to all. Libraries & Archives
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Signet Library The historic Signet Library, in the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town, has such an elegant interior with its barrelled ceiling, cupola, corint Libraries & Archives
Leith Library Leith Library is a 1930s Art Deco building in the complex at Leith City Hall. Libraries & Archives
Playfair Library A William Playfair architectural masterpiece on the southern side of Edinburgh University's Old College. The Library Hall has a barrel-vaulted ceiling and runs to more than 190 feet in length. Libraries & Archives 311
Stockbridge Library Small community library, with books (fiction, large text fiction, children's books), DVDs, CDs, magazines, and quiet reading area. Free internet access. Libraries & Archives
Edinburgh University Library Edinburgh University Library is on the south side of George Square. The iconic modernist building, designed by Sir Basil Spence, and completed in 1965, was extensively redeveloped. Libraries & Archives 126
Surgeon's Hall at Fringe time
Surgeon's Hall The Ionic pillars of renowned New Town architect William Playfair's building provide an impressive entrance to the Royal College of Surgeon's conference venue, as befits an institution that has pla Libraries & Archives 53
New Register House National archive located at the East of Princes Street, around the corner from Robert Adam's landmark  General Register House. Libraries & Archives
Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland The RCAHMS is a useful site for anyone looking to explore the history of particular buildings in Scotland online or in the government agency's search room at its Edinburgh base. Libraries & Archives
McDonald Road Library Active community lending library, in listed building, run by the City of Edinburgh council. A range of reading groups, wifi, gaming consoles and a business hub, among other things. Libraries & Archives
Craigmillar Library Edinburgh City Council run community library. Libraries & Archives 504