Practical Information


Manuscript Collections staff welcome enquiries about our services and collections. Please write to:

Manuscript Collections
National Library of Scotland
George IV Bridge
Scotland, UK

You may also contact us by telephone, fax or email:

Tel: +44 (0)131 623 3876
Fax: +44 (0)131 623 3866

Consulting manuscripts

The Library's manuscript collections are available on request for consultation by all with a genuine reason for doing so. Manuscripts may be consulted under supervision in the Special Collections Reading Room.

Copying services

The Library offers a wide range of copying services and is happy to supply copies of manuscripts from its collections. There may be occasions when material cannot be copied due to copyright or ownership restrictions or for preservation reasons. Orders must be in writing (in person, by post, fax or email), as telephone orders are not accepted. For prices and further information see the 'Copying services' pages.

Anyone wishing to reproduce manuscript material held in the Library is asked to write or email the Manuscript Collections Manager. For further information, see permission to reproduce.


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