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.


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Jessie Kesson: 'The sma perfect'

Black and white photograph of Jessie Kesson

Items from the National Library of Scotland's collections will be on display to celebrate the life and work of Jessie Kesson, an important 20th-century Scottish writer.

To mark the centenary of her birth, Kesson's life story will be told through her manuscripts, books and letters. This display draws on the writer's archive, given to the Library in 2016. Kesson's distinctive voice shines through quotes from her correspondence, poetry and writings.

Jessie Kesson: 'The sma perfect'

From 22 September to 25 November 2016.

Treasures display opening hours


Treasures display opening hours:

Monday to Friday: 10.00-20.00
Saturday: 10.00-17.00
Sunday: 14.00-17.00

See also: public holidays

Admission: free.



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.


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