Discovering family history
Have you discovered the outline of your family history? Come to our workshop to find out how to use the Library's huge range of resources. If you plan to register for a library card, please bring evidence of identity with you.
Friday 15 September
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.
Thursday 17 August
Tuesday 12 September
Free. Book 'Getting started' on Eventbrite or phone 0131 623 3734.
Library Social: A programme of events for people affected by dementia
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.
Enduring Eye: Ernest Shackleton and Polar exploration
Friday 8 September
Free. Book Library Socials on Eventbrite or phone 0131 623 3734.
Guided 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 just waiting to be discovered.
The tour will last approximately 50 minutes. Numbers are limited, so booking is essential. Please let us know if you have special access requirements.
Wednesday 6 September
Free. Book a guided tour on Eventbrite or phone 0131 623 3734.
Edinburgh Doors Open Day tours
To mark Edinburgh Doors Open Day, enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of the National Library of Scotland's impressive George IV Bridge building. Learn more about the Library and about the building's history. Includes a visit to the 'void', an underground space which is rarely seen.
Tours will last around one hour. Numbers are limited, so booking is essential. Please let us know if you have special access requirements.
Saturday 23 September
Tours at 9.30, 11.00 (now fully booked), 12.30 (now fully booked), 14.00, 15.30
Free. Book an Open Doors Day tour on Eventbrite or phone 0131 623 3734.