The search icon (magnifying glass) brings you two search options:
- 'Search our websites' gives results from web pages on this National Library of Scotland site and from the Moving Image Archive catalogue and the Digital gallery
- 'Search catalogues' is our catalogues and resources search service, which searches our main catalogue and selected other catalogues, databases and sites that we have.
You can also search the main catalogue only.
On this page
- Search and browse digitised material:
- Digital gallery
- Map images
- Moving Image Archive catalogue
- Business resources
Summary of these resources:
- About the main
The main catalogue has over four million records, covering most of our printed material, recent music items, printed maps and atlases and some manuscript maps. Search the main catalogue
- Catalogues, databases
Some collection items are not listed in the main catalogue, but you can find details of them in other catalogues, databases and indexes. Some of these resources also list material found in other Scottish libraries and elsewhere.
Find out about catalogues that are not online, but which you might find useful if you are visiting our reading rooms.
Search and browse digitised material
Explore our growing range of special web features. See items scanned from our collections. Read books and manuscripts online.
- eResources (formerly
Licensed digital collections)
Thousands of subscription journals, books and websites are available for you to use free online if you have registered for a library card. Others are available to everyone.
- Map images
Search the Map images website, or browse lists of maps and mapmakers. Thousands of maps from our collections are freely available for you to use.
- Moving Image
Search the catalogue records of the National Library of Scotland Moving Image Archive (formerly Scottish Screen Archive). You can watch films and film clips too.
Search and browse web pages
- Subjects A-Z
We have listed here some of the main subjects on the site to help you find particular topics and pages.
- Site map
Browse a list of pages in the main section of the website, or use the site search box.