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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

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.
Library System Upgrade now complete - Fines cleared

 The library system upgrade is now complete. To thank you for your more...

 The library system upgrade is now complete. To thank you for your patience during this transition process, all fines from before the 14th August have now been cancelled.

To continue to make the most of our services, please:
• Check links to Library resources, as they may have changed. See the ‘Linking to Library Resources’ helpsheet, and
• If you have bookmarked LibrarySearch, you will need to update your bookmark. Start at this URL - http://librarysearch.napier.ac.uk
• Academic staff should ensure that links are up to date in Moodle or lecture notes.
• All current loan dates were extended to the 1st September. Please remember to return or renew your items by this time.
You will notice some changes in LibrarySearch.

New features
• Weekly account overview email - If you have activity on your account, you will receive a weekly email listing the items you have on loan and due dates.
• Loan periods - Sign in to LibrarySearch to see whether an item is seven day loan or 28 day loan.
• New, more intuitive format for Databases and e-Journal sections with clear log-in instructions.  

The system is still under development and some aspects will change over the coming months. We will work to minimise disruption to services, and we are taking this opportunity to improve/streamline services where possible.

See the Library System Update webpage for more information and known issues.
Questions? Email library@napier.ac.uk  or ask at any library service desk.
If you have any feedback on Library services, email libraryfeedback@napier.ac.uk.


The Vogue Archive

​The University has trial access to the Vogue Archive until 31/12/ more...

​The University has trial access to the Vogue Archive until 31/12/14. It can be accessed via the Databases or e-Journals link in LibrarySearch



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.