World Book Day - Library tours

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Guided tours behind the scenes at Scotland's biggest library will be happening on Thursday 6 March, as the National Library of Scotland marks World Book Day. Rarely open to general access, the George IV Bridge Building houses the main reading rooms and 15 floors of shelved areas (known as 'stacks') where many of the Library's eight million books are stored.

The tours are extensive, giving members of the public an exclusive look at some parts of the building which usually are seen only by staff. One highlight will be the recently created office accommodation on a former roof space, with an inspiring view of Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh's extinct volcano.

Starting times are 10.00, 11.30, 14.00 and 15.30 hours, and numbers are limited. To book a place, please phone 0131 622 4807, or e-mail, or visit the Library shop.

The UK's celebration of World Book Day this year features the results of 'We Are What We Read' - a poll in each of the four UK nations to find out which book adults think best represents who we are today.

For more about World Book Day, see the website at:

28 February 2003

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