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National Library of Scotland

Door open days

29 September 2018 (09.30 - 17.00)


The National Library of Scotland is Scotland’s largest library.  Learn about the Library, the history of this impressive building, view displays, and see behind the scenes including a visit to the ‘void’, a rarely-seen space below George IV Bridge.  Tours will take place at 9.30, 11.00, 12.30, 2.00, 3.00, 4.00 and last approximately 1 hour.  Booking essential as spaces are limited. Book at or phone 0131 623 3734. 

Year Of Young People: Display on role of Scottish women in WW1, curated and researched by Scottish youths.


Key Information

Architect: Reginald Fairlie

Building Date: 1934-55

Limited wheelchair access.

Activities: Guided tours, behind the scenes access, displays of photos, drawings and plans of the building, on-site café.

Where to find us

  • George IV Bridge
  • Edinburgh
  • EH1 1EW