The Maps Reading Room is located in the Library's Causewayside Building, 33 Salisbury Place, Edinburgh, EH9 ISL.
Visits to the Maps Reading Room are by pre-booked appointment. Appointments are available Monday to Thursday between 10.00 and 13.00, or between 14.00 and 17.00.
If you know which maps you wish to consult during your visit, you can request these in advance using our map request form. Alternatively, staff can advise you on relevant maps for your research during your visit to the Maps Reading Room.
Please use the 'additional information' area on the appointment booking form if you have any queries or if you have any additional support needs. Please also ensure a slot is booked for each person intending to visit.
Register as a reader
To register as a new reader you must complete our online registration form. You will then be able to book a visit to the Maps Reading Room.
We will issue you with a library card on your first visit to the reading room.
Registered readers who have not yet set up online access
If you have a library card, but have not yet signed up for online access, you must complete the online registration for existing customers. You will then be able to book your visit to the Maps Reading Room.
Readers already registered for online access
If you wish to book a group visit, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will contact you to arrange this.
Collecting copies of maps
You do not need to book an appointment to collect a copy of map you have ordered. You can visit the Maps Reading Room between 10.00 and 17.00, Monday to Friday, to pick up your order.
If you experience any problems with the self-service booking system or the registration process, email email@example.com or phone 0131 623 4660.