Behind the lines

Our major exhibition brings you personal stories of Scots who experienced the First World War

Explore the collections

From medieval manuscripts to e-books, our extensive world-class collections have something for everyone

View and read online

Discover books, posters, letters and more among the thousands of items in the Digital gallery

When you visit

Enjoy drinks and snacks in the café, browse and buy in the shop, and register for a library card in the Visitor Centre


Access our world-class collections

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.

 

 

The National Library of Scotland is a registered Scottish Charity. Scottish Charity No. SC011086


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The referendum

Graphic with 'yes' and 'no' repeated

How to search the Scottish Independence Referendum 2014 Collection — and help us collect local items

Learning zone

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The Learning zone – ideas and resources for exploring our collections.

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