Find out about the governance, membership and meetings of the Library's Board.
The National Library of Scotland Act 2012 confirmed the Library's general function as 'a national resource for reference, study, research and bibliography, having particular regard to Scotland'. The Act also modernised the make-up and responsibilities of the Board.
There are 13 members plus an appointed Chair on the Library's Board. All Board members are appointed by the Scottish Ministers, and follow the Nolan procedures on public appointment. Any vacancies are advertised by the Scottish Government.
The Board has adopted a Code of Conduct approved by the Standards Commission for Scotland. You can consult the Board's Register of Interests, required by the code, at the Enquiries Desk in the George IV Bridge Building and at the link below.
- Code of Conduct for the Board (PDF) (293 KB; 19 pages)
- Scheme of Delegation (PDF) (214 KB; 7 pages)
- Standing Orders (PDF) (136 KB; 8 pages)
- Board Register of interests (PDF) (as at 23 July 2019) (153 KB; 14 pages)
From 1 April 2017, the members of the Board of the National Library of Scotland are:
Sir Kenneth Calman (Chair)
Ruth Crawford QC
Professor Adrienne Scullion
Professor Melissa Terras
See the Board members page for more information.
You can contact the Chair of the Board by writing to him at the Library or by email to email@example.com.