National Library of Scotland workshops and tours are free and take place in our George IV Bridge Building, unless we state otherwise.
List updated: 18 May.
June workshops in Edinburgh
'Wee windaes': Songs, rhymes and poetry in Scots
Library Social: A programme of events for people affected by dementia
An enjoyable exploration of the Scots tongue with Hamish McDonald, Scots Scriever.
Visitors with dementia, plus their friends, families and supporters are welcome to attend these regular Friday morning sessions. Refreshments will be provided. The Social programme is an initiative between the Library, the National Galleries of Scotland, the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh, and the National Museums of Scotland. Please meet at the Information Desk in our George IV Bridge building.
Friday 9 June, 10.30-12.00
Free. Book 'Wee windaes' on Eventbrite or phone 0131 623 3734.
Exploring your family history
Find out how we can help you with your family history research. The workshops include some practical information on how to get a library card and use our resources. If you plan to register for a library card when you visit, please bring evidence of identity with you.
Wednesday 14 June, 18.00
Free. Book 'Exploring your family history' on Eventbrite or phone 0131 623 3734. For more information about this workshop, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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An introduction to online newspaper resources available via the National Library of Scotland
An introduction to online newspaper resources available via the National Library. Session includes demonstrations of a selection of resources and tips on how to search and discover the information you need.
Thursday 15 June, 10.00
Getting started at the Library
Learn how to get a library card, find your way around the Library and request materials from our collections. The workshops will include a tour of the reading rooms and last around 90 minutes. If you have specific access or other additional needs, please let us know in advance when you book your place on the tour. If you plan to register for a library card when you visit, please bring evidence of identity with you.
Friday 16 June, 14.30
Free. Book 'Getting started' on Eventbrite or phone 0131 623 3734.
Behind the scenes tour of the Library
Enjoy a guided tour of the building and introduction to the National Library's collections and history. Our Library is the largest in Scotland and a treasure trove. If you have ever been interested in anything ever, there will be something for you here!
The tour will last approximately 45 minutes. Numbers limited, so booking essential. Please let us know if you have special access requirements.
Wednesday 24 May, 14.30 Saturday 24 June, 10.00 Saturday 24 June, 11.30
Free. Book a behind the scenes tour on Eventbrite or phone 0131 623 3734.