'Treasures of the National Library of Scotland' is on permanent display at George IV Bridge, Edinburgh.
Due to the precious and fragile nature of the items, the exhibits will change throughout the year. See the 'Explore the Treasures' section to find out about key items on display now.
- Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 9:30am to 7pm
- Wednesday: 10am to 7pm
- Friday and Saturday: 9:30am to 5pm.
If you feel unwell on the day, please do not visit the exhibitions.
We ask that you wear a face covering during your visit, unless you are exempt under Scottish Government guidelines.
You will find hand sanitiser at entry and exit points, and the AV screens will be cleaned regularly throughout the day.
During your visit
You can take pictures of the exhibition, providing you don’t use flash.
The exhibition spaces are on one level and are wheelchair accessible. There are lifts from the entrance level to the main visitor centre.
By bus: Several buses go via the city centre and stop outside the National Library of Scotland on George IV Bridge and nearby South Bridge and Chambers Street. Visit the Lothian Buses website for further information.
By tram: The nearest tram stop is on Princes Street and the Library is a 10 to 15 minute walk up The Mound, which is a steep hill. Plan your journey with Traveline Scotland.
By bike: Edinburgh is a cycle-friendly city. There are many dedicated cycle lanes and many junctions have advance cycle stop lines. Bike hire is available across the city: visit the Edinburgh Cycle Hire website for details. Cycle racks are available on George IV Bridge, Victoria Street and Chambers Street to park your bike.
By train: The nearest train station is Edinburgh Waverley and the Library is a 10 to 15 minute walk away up a steep hill. Plan your journey with Traveline Scotland.
By car: Follow signs to the city centre. Off-street parking is available at nearby at NCP sites. See also: Edinburgh City Council parking information.
Park and Ride: Park and Ride options are available by tram and bus. Leave the tram or bus in the city centre on Princes Street and the Library is a 10 to 15 minute walk away up a steep hill.