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Take a journey of discovery
through marvellous maps
— explore our new maps exhibition
Free at the Fringe
A book-focused slideshow and found poem — prepare to be amused and moved by 'The joy of spines'
Korea in the late 19th
century features in the
travel photographs of Isabella Bird
Kelvin Hall film
Martin Scorsese, Ian Rankin
and others invite you
to support our
Kelvin Hall Campaign
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The National Library of Scotland is the world's leading centre for the study of Scotland and the Scots. We are a major European research library, with collections of world-class importance.
You can see collection items online, and hundreds more digital resources may be available if you register. Anyone can get a library card to consult material in our reading rooms.
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