Edinburgh City Council run community library.
Libraries & Archives
Library and Archive
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
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.
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.
National archive located at the East of Princes Street, around the corner from Robert Adam's landmark 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.
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
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.
Small community library, with books (fiction, large text fiction, children's books), DVDs, CDs, magazines, and quiet reading area. Free internet access.
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.