Lairn wi Oor Wullie

There's braw fun for primary schools to have in Oor Wullie's guide tae Scots language

Behind the lines

Our major exhibition brings you personal stories of Scots who experienced the First World War

Glamis Breviary

New to the Library is the 'Glamis Castle' copy of the 16th century Aberdeen Breviary

Something for everyone

In our collections are millions of items, from medieval to electronic, in nearly 500 languages

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.



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25 October: Our George IV Bridge Building will be closed due to a private event. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

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The referendum

Graphic with 'yes' and 'no' repeated

How to search the Scottish Independence Referendum 2014 Collection — and help us collect local items

Learning zone


The Learning zone – ideas and resources for exploring our collections.

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