Search and browse NLS resources
Choosing the option 'NLS catalogues and resources' means you are searching our main catalogue and selected other NLS catalogues, databases and sites. More about the catalogues and resources search service
On this page
- Search and browse digitised material:
- Digital gallery
- Licensed digital collections
- Maps of Scotland
- Scottish Screen Archive access catalogue
- Business resources
Summary of these resources:
- About the main
The main catalogue has over four million records, covering most of our printed material, recent music items, printed maps and atlases and some manuscript maps. Search the main catalogue
- Catalogues, databases
Some collection items are not listed in the main catalogue, but you can find details of them in other catalogues, databases and indexes. Some of these resources also list material found in other Scottish libraries and elsewhere.
Find out about catalogues that aren't online, but which you might find useful if you are visiting our reading rooms.
Search and browse digitised material
Explore our growing range of special web features. See items scanned from our collections. Read books and manuscripts online.
- Licensed digital
Thousands of subscription journals, books and websites are available for you to use free online if you have an NLS library card. Others are available to everyone.
- Maps of
Search the Maps of Scotland website, or browse lists of maps and mapmakers. Thousands of maps from our collections are freely available for you to use.
- Scottish Screen Archive
Search the records of Scotland's moving images archive catalogue. You can watch films and film clips too.
The website of the NLS Business Information Services has searchable databases that are useful to Scottish businesses and to anyone looking to start up a business. The site also has details of search services that SCOTBIS can offer.
Search and browse web pages
- Subjects A-Z
We have listed here some of the main subjects on the site to help you find particular topics and pages.
- Site map
Browse a list of pages in the main section of the website, or use the site search box.