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Scottish Poetry Library

Door open days


This unique national resource and advocate for the art of poetry is committed to bringing the pleasures and benefits of poetry to as wide an audience as possible. Established in 1984, the SPL is the only independently constituted and housed poetry library in the UK. Over 45,000 items are held in collections and archives. The modern and functional building recently underwent an extensive renovation.


Key Information

Architect: Malcolm Fraser Architects

Building Date: 1999

ACTIVITIES: Guided tours


Where to find us

  • 5 Crichton's Close
  • 112 Canongate
  • Edinburgh
  • EH8 8DD