Chart the use of the Scots language in print since the 15th century in our "Wee Windaes" website
The National Library of Scotland at Kelvin Hall — a new place for discovery and research
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In our collections are millions of items, from medieval to electronic, in nearly 500 languages
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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.
The National Library of Scotland is a registered Scottish Charity. Scottish Charity No. SC011086