Catalogues and resources search service

Search catalogues and resources to find millions of resources across a huge range of subjects from the National Library of Scotland's collections and other trusted information sources.

What you are searching

  • Almost five million records from the National Library of Scotland's print collections, including books, maps, journals, newspapers and music
  • Over half a million records for electronic legal deposit items
  • Hundreds of thousands of digitised resources from our collections, including digitised books, maps, photographs, posters, music, and films from the Scottish Screen Archive
  • Millions of articles from full-text newspapers, journals and reports
  • Thousands of electronic books, including many reference works
  • Millions of records and abstracts from online services, digital archives and databases.

More information about what's available to search


Websites not included

The search service does not access the Library's websites. At the search box, select Search NLS websites to find web pages and learning resources, rather than catalogues and resources.


Additional content for registered users

The search service is available to everyone. However, to access some of the resources you need to register with the Library.

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Searching on phones and tablets

You can use this search service on smart phones and tablet computers.


Other search / browse options

If you can't find what you are looking for using this search service, you might try some of our other search and browse options.


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