We are committed to making the National Library of Scotland website as easy to use for as many people as possible.

We will continue to develop the site in accordance with guidelines promoted by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB) and the Plain English Campaign.

We aim to make our web pages conform to the Web Accessibility Initiative's AA or AAA rating and to the RNIB's 'See it Right' recommendations.

Most of our pages adhere to standards based on valid XHTML and CSS, and we are reviewing and updating older, legacy, pages.

Access keys

Most modern browsers let you get to specific parts of our website using keyboard shortcuts known as 'access keys'. To find out how to use them, go to the access keys help page.


If you view our site on an older browser, you may find pages don't display as intended if the browser isn't standards-compliant. We recommend you upgrade your browser to the latest version to get the most from our site.

Contact us

Please let us know if you have any problems using the NLS website: email webeditor@nls.uk.

Access to our buildings

For accessibility information relating to our main public buildings, see our pages on access to George IV Bridge Building and access to Causewayside Building.