Edinburgh Napier University Library

Edinburgh Napier University Library

Welcome to Edinburgh Napier University Library. We’re here to offer you a wealth of resources, help and advice for your studies, and a friendly, safe and quiet environment to study. Come and find us at all three campuses in Edinburgh and online.

About the Library

The Library offers physical learning information services at three University campuses. At each of these you’ll find Sighthill external.jpg
campus libraries with resources reflecting the main specialities of the Schools located there.

Craiglockhart | Merchiston | Sighthill

Edward Clark Collection

The Edward Clark Collection consists of around 5,000 items illustrating the development of the book from the 15th century. More specifically, it concentrates on the development of typography, the techniques of printing illustrations, and fine bindings. The collection is located within the Campus Library at the University’s Merchiston Campus.

The War Poets Collection

The few months Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon spent at Craiglockhart in 1917 were productive for both of them. Their relationship was mutually beneficial to their work, particularly to Owen who was only beginning to find his poetic voice.

As a tribute and commemoration to Owen, Sassoon and other poets of the First World War, the University established The War Poets Collection in 1988, on the 70th Anniversary of the signing of the Armistice: 11 November 1918.

Edinburgh Napier University Library

Craiglockhart Library

The library of the University Business School is situated at the centre of the stunning Craiglockhart Campus. Its contemporary design provides a range of environments facilitating a variety of learning styles.


In addition to computer, MFD printing, copying and scanning facilities, the library also offers access to WiFi via our Eduroam service (The Cloud for visitors).


Craiglockhart Library

The library stock comprises a full range of electronic resources, books for both reference and lending, journals, DVDs and media kits​.

Subject areas supported:

Accounting| Entrepreneurship | Financial Services
Human Resource Management | Languages | Law M
arketing | Strategy, Operations and Economics

Opening hours
The library stock comprises books for both reference and lending, journals, DVDs and media kits.

Study environments and equipment

  • 104 networked PCs with access to Multi-Functional Device​ printing, scanning and copying facilities
  • Power-points for laptops and other devices.
  • Students have access to 5 group study rooms all with a PC (with camera attached), plasma screen and whiteboard. See How do I book one of the Craiglockhart group study rooms?​
  • A Silent Study Room.
  • A Quiet Study Room with 40 power connections for laptops and other mobile devices.
  • Assistive technology PC and scanner reserved for students with additional needs.
  • Print magnifier.
  • Self-issue/renew and return machines.
  • Microform reader/printer.

Get Library help

Contact Craiglockhart Library

  • Telephone: 0131 455 4260
  • Campus Support Manager: John Fairley

Edinburgh Napier University Library

219 Colinton Road
Edinburgh EH14 1DJ

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Merchiston Library
Merchiston Library

Merchiston library is a bright attractive environment, recently refurbished, providing over 500 study spaces designed to suit a variety of learning styles. Zones 1 & 2 offer Social study space with Group Study Pods and circular tables for Group work, Zone 3 is our silent room, Zones 4 and 5 offers quieter study space around the book stock. There is a wide range of material which supports the diverse subjects taught on campus.

Opening hours

You can:

  • Use LibrarySearch to find books, e-books, online journal articles and more.  Items can be borrowed or returned using Self-issue machines in the library.
  • Use our computer and multi-functional device facilities: we have 30 networked computers, 4 MACs, scanner and three multi-functional devices (for printing, copying and scanning). There are power points for laptops on most floors and Wi-Fi is available throughout.
  • Book one of eight group study rooms, all of which have a PC and whiteboard, six rooms also have plasma screens.
  • Study in our Silent area, Zone 3, this is a bright room including a mezzanine for silent study, there are power sockets around the room for charging your own devices.
  • Help sessions for Maths plus and English help are published on our plasma screens.

Zone 1 – Social Study Space

Helpdesk, Group discussion, 24 Hour area, Self-Issue and Return, PCs, 2 Study Pods, Covered drinks only.
Two multi-functional devices (for printing, copying and scanning).

Zone 2 – Quiet & Group Study
Reference materials, DVD Collection, 4 Study pods, Study rooms, PCs, MACs and relaxed seating area.
One multi-functional device (for printing, copying and scanning).

Zone 3 – Silent Area
Silent study only – Phones switched to silent, no food or drink and no conversation

Zone 4 – Social study
Self-Issue, Study Tables

Zone 5 – Quiet study
Books, Journals and Music Scores
Downstairs – Books 001-649, Journals A-Z, Music Scores, Abstracts and Indexes
Upstairs – Books 650-999
Quiet study , No food or drink, Phones switched to silent, Minimal conversation

Special collections – For access please ask at the Help Desk
Edward Clark Collection – Material relating to the history of printing
Thesis Collection

Get Library help

Contact Merchiston Library

  • Telephone: 0131 455 2582 ​​

Edinburgh Napier University

Information Services

Merchiston Campus

10 Colinton Rd

Edinburgh EH10 5DT

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Edinburgh Napier University Library


Sighthill Learning Resource Centre offers a range of comfortable study environments with up-to-date facilities spread over five floors.

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You can:
Tick Use our computer, scan, print & copy facilities: we have around 300 networked computers, scanners, and Multi Function Devices (MFDs) to print, copy & scan. There are power points for laptops on most floors and Wi-Fi is available throughout.
Tick Use one of our collaborative ‘pods’ or booths, plasma screens and technology which enable you to link to your phone or other portable device.

Tick Book time in one of 9 collaborative group rooms, most of which are fitted with computers and plasma screens, one contains equipment for students with additional needs.
Tick Study in silence in a silent computer room on level 4 or 5, or with your laptop in the silent room on level 3 or in the wonderful space on the east side of Level 5 (with great views to the Castle and Arthur’s Seat).
Tick Find Library collections including DVDs, books, print journals and newspapers; and borrow and return them using the self- service machines.
Tick Get Help: Library and IT help from our Helpdesks; or drop into an Essay & Referencing Doctor, IT Doctor, English Language, or Careers session on Level 1.


Level One – Our Group Study / Social Learning area, a vibrant space to work with friends over coffee
Help Sessions, Café, Self service loan and return, MFD, Group Study space, Collaborative pods and booths
Level Two – Can be fairly noisy near the Help Desk, but quieter than Level 1
Main Library & IT helpdesk, Collect requested items, Print Journals, Self service loan and return, 105 pcs, MFDs, Print Payment, Laptop Loans, Collect Print Services Orders, Study Room Bookings
Level Three – Quiet Study – you can expect a background murmur of work related conversation
Helpdesk, Books and DVDs (000-599), Study space, 80 pcs, Silent study room, Laptop desks, Collaborative pods, MFDs, Self service loan and return
Level Four – Quiet Study – you can expect a background murmur of work related conversation
Books and DVDs (600-999), Study space, 85 pcs, Silent computer room, MFD, Collaborative Group Rooms, Self Service loan and return, Laptop desks
Level Five – Silent Study in a comfortable, tranquil space with great views
Individual study space, Laptop tables, Comfortable Seating, Collaborative Group Rooms, Seminar / Silent computer room (20 pcs).​

Edinburgh Napier University Library

Get Library help

Contact Sighthill Learning Resource Centre

Edinburgh Napier University

Information Services

Sighthill Campus

Edinburgh EH11 4BN

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