Scientific and technical information is available at the National Library of Scotland, whether you visit us in person or only online.
For remote users we offer a scientific enquiry service and database searches. See our services page for details. Anyone wishing to use the Library's collections to consult scientific and technical information should contact us.
See and read collection material online
Browse, search and learn about material in the Library's collections:
- Full-text, searchable science resources in our eResources, including e-books and electronic journals — available if you register with the Library and your main address is in Scotland. Read more about these electronic resources
- Scottish Science Hall of Fame — voted by the public: the top 10 Scottish scientists from the past
- 'Women of science' learning resource — highlighting a few of the Scottish women who made outstanding achievements in scientific fields from the 18th century onwards
- 'Women of science' treasures display (2013) — Scottish women of science who made significant contributions to knowledge in different disciplines.
We will be happy to answer any queries you may have about the National Library of Scotland's science and technology collections and services.
- Ask a question online.
- Tel (main switchboard): +44 (0)131 623 3700.
You can consult all scientific material in the General Reading Room at George IV Bridge.
Because much of this material is stored offsite, we recommend that you order items in advance.
See the 'Using the library' section for reading room opening hours and how to get a library card.