Digital resources

Here's where you can view and read material from the National Library of Scotland's collections. Resources range from digitised books, manuscripts and maps to searchable electronic journals and reference works.

Watch films on the Scottish Screen Archive website

Summary of these resources:

  • Digital gallery: Explore our growing range of special web features. Search and browse items scanned from our collections. Read books and manuscripts page by page, and watch films and film clips.
  • Maps of Scotland: Browse through thousands of digitised maps of Scotland, including historical maps with Google map, satellite and terrain layers.
  • Licensed digital collections: Thousands of subscription journals, books and websites are available for you to use free online if you have an NLS library card. Full-text searching and browsing. Other resources are available to everyone.
  • Learning zone: Resources for learners of all ages, particularly secondary school teachers and students. Includes short videos on collections and on how to use NLS



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