National Library of Scotland

National Library of Scotland
George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EW
  • Box office 0131 623 3734
  • Opening times Exhibition opening hours: Mon–Fri 10am–8pm; Sat 10am–5pm; Sun 2–5pm
  • Website www.nls.uk
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National Library of Scotland

Scotland’s largest library is located in the Old Town and holds a wide array of information on Scotland's knowledge, history and culture, with millions of books, manuscripts and maps covering every subject. The library hosts occasional events such as workshops, panel discussions and debates.

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Enduring Eye

National Library of Scotland One of the greatest ever photographic records of human survival, Enduring Eye honours the achievements of Sir Ernest Shackleton and the men of the Endurance expedition of 1914-1917. Our free exhibition showcases the powerful images of Shackleton’s official expedition photographer, Frank…

Mon 31 Jul

National Library of Scotland – Exhibition Hall

Free / 0131 623 3734

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 1 Aug

National Library of Scotland – Exhibition Hall

Free / 0131 623 3734

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 2 Aug

National Library of Scotland – Exhibition Hall

Free / 0131 623 3734

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 32 more dates until 3 Sep

Staffa

Staffa is a work for full orchestra and large screens depicting three simultaneous visions of the uninhabited Hebridean island of Staffa created by BAFTA and Grierson award-winning filmmaker Gerry Fox and acclaimed composer Ned Bigham. The piece pays homage to Mendelssohn's famous 1829 visit to the haunting Fingal's…

Thu 17 Aug

Free / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Fri 18 Aug

Free / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Sat 19 Aug

Free / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

…and 8 more dates until 27 Aug

Reviews & features

National Library of Scotland flooded

11 Sep 2007

The National Library of Scotland (NLS) was flooded on Monday night after the sprinkler system broke down. As Scotland’s largest library, NLS holds 13 million books and priceless documents, including the Gutenberg Bible. Some 11 firefighters with…

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