Treasures displays at the Library
The treasures displays in our George IV Bridge building are a small sample of the millions of items in our collections. We change the display several times a year.
Now showing …
'The book beautiful'
The National Library of Scotland's next treasures display celebrates the beauty of the printed word.
Choice books from 19th and 20th century private presses will be matched with some of the earliest printed books in the Library's collections.
The display includes the only blockbook in the Library's collections, alongside texts ranging from the 15th and 16th centuries to the 20th century.
All ten books on show are meticulously-designed, handcrafted masterpieces, and some of the most beautiful books ever made.
From 26 November 2015 until 13 March
Coming soon …
Enjoy Shakespeare's 400th anniversary with a display of materials from the Library's collections.
March to June 2016
Monday to Friday: 10.00-20.00
See also: public holidays
Past treasures displays
View a small sample of the many treasures in the National Library of Scotland's collections. From hand-written documents to printed books, maps, musical scores, bindings and other art work.
See the 'Past treasures' page to view previous displays.