Our Digital gallery has early editions of Shakespeare plays, plus learning ideas for schools
Scots plague buik
Read about symptoms and advice relating to treatment of the plague in the first Scots medical book — printed in 1568.
Kelvin Hall film
Martin Scorsese, Ian Rankin
and others invite you
to support our
Kelvin Hall Campaign
Our 'Plague!' exhibition reveals the history of deadly infectious diseases in Scotland
Access our world-class collections
The National Library of Scotland is the world's leading centre for the study of Scotland and the Scots. We are a major European research library, with collections of world-class importance.
You can see collection items online, and hundreds more digital resources may be available if you register. Anyone can get a library card to consult material in our reading rooms.
The National Library of Scotland is a registered Scottish Charity. Scottish Charity No. SC011086