New reading room for consulting special collections

People sitting at tables in a reading room

The Special Collections Reading Room has moved to a new location on the top floor of the National Library of Scotland's George IV Bridge Building.

With superb views over to St Giles' Cathedral and to Arthur's Seat, the bright new space offers improved seating for 36 readers.

Tables are equipped with individual task lights and power points for laptops, and specialist facilities include four high-level tables for consulting large items. The room also has WiFi access.

For people with special needs, or anyone who wants to use Library's audio equipment, there is a separate consultation room.

The Special Collections Reading Room is used by those who want to consult manuscripts, rare books or music.

Access to the reading room is via the public lift from the front hall of the Library or from level 13, where the General Reading Room is situated.

24 September 2012



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