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
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
- Main catalogueFind details of books and more
- Family historyGuide to family history research
- Moving imagesWatch archive footage online
- Map imagesSee thousands of digitised maps
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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