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We're here to help you find the resources you need at Edinburgh Napier University. If you can't find what you are looking for, try the Help Centre (includes helpsheets for databases and searching).

is the search tool from the Library. One search gives you fast results for books, e-books, online journal articles and more. You can also use it to place requests, check if you have fines and renew borrowed items.

LibrarySearch is still under development, but we would appreciate your feedback about it. 

Learn more about LibrarySearch on this page.

News and Announcements
26.02.15 LibrarySearch issue resolved
We apologise for the inconvenience caused by this disruption to service.
23.02.15 ProQuest downtime
ProQuest databases, such as ABI/INFORM and ASSIA, will be unavailable on Sunday March 1 from 03:00 to 08:00 GMT, whilst the supplier upgrades its systems infrastructure.
IEEE Xplore – User tips and what’s new session
Learn more about this useful database in a user tips and what’s new session on the 26th of March, 10-11am. Please do alert relevant Engineering/Computing postgraduate students to this event.
The session will include:
•Finding articles you need quickly and easily
•Advanced search options
•Personalisation options
•How to use IEEE Xplore as a placement/job hunting tool
•New content and features recently added
Find out more and book your place here: http://ieeenapier.eventbrite.co.uk
14.10.2014 Dawsonera ebook problems
You will not be able to access a number of Library ebooks, as Dawsonera are continuing to experience issues with their platform. This involves issues with viewing/downloading ebooks and potential login problems.
The supplier is aware of the issue and is working hard to solve the problem.
New resource - Audio Engineering Society E-library
The Library now has access to the Audio Engineering Society E-library.
The AES E-Library contains over 14,000 items documenting the progression of audio research from 1953 to the present day. The E-library includes every AES paper published at a convention, conference or in the Journal.
To use it:
· Go to LibrarySearch http://librarysearch.napier.ac.uk
· Click on ‘Databases’, then ‘A’, then ‘AES E-Library’.
Off campus – Use your University login.


Finding our Libraries - opening hours, locations.
Craiglockhart | Merchiston | Sighthill
Information about our special collections -
Edward Clark Collection, War Poets Collection
Tweet us @ednaplib



Getting started with finding electronic resources.
Searching using your mobile phone/device.
Passwords for off-campus access. 
Electronic resources FAQs.




 Resources for supporting teaching
Copyright - how to copy for classes
Digitising/scanning articles for Moodle. 





Information about using our services.
Off campus services and special needs.
Joining information for University staff and external users.





How to find books and journals, newspapers, theses
Subject Guides - Find information for your subject area. 
If we don't have it - Other libraries and bookshops,
Inter Library Loans
Research and the Research Repository
Copyright - for personal study, facts and glossary.