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Welcome to the Library

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 main 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. NUINlink is currently available until August 2014.

Learn more about LibrarySearch on this page.



News and Announcements

LibrarySearch downtime

​LibrarySearch will be unavailable for a short time on Sunday Apri more...

​LibrarySearch will be unavailable for a short time on Sunday April 27 starting at 04:00 whilst a system update is applied. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Resolved: eresources now working on campus

Eresources are once again working on campus. You may need to clear more...

Eresources are once again working on campus. You may need to clear your laptop/device's cache/temporary internet files and reboot it. Please see: https://www.dur.ac.uk/cis/esol/help/clearcache/ for details. If after doing this, you still experience problems, please contact Library.Enquiry@napier.ac.uk

We apologise for the inconvenience caused.



Library Management System Upgrade

Following the successful implementation of LibrarySearch, it is no more...

Following the successful implementation of LibrarySearch, it is now the turn of  the Library Management System (LMS) to be upgraded during Trimester Three 2014.  The new LMS is supplied through our current library system vendor, Ex Libris.

The new system will support a wide range of library services, including new ebook initiatives such as e-purchasing.

The implementation of the LMS aims to improve services to customers, provide improved analytics to manage budgets more easily, unify the various systems which manage electronic, digital and print resources and integrate it seamlessly with other University business systems.
Examples of changes:
• Saved/bookmarked links to Library resources will change in August. Academic staff are advised to check links to Library resources in Moodle after the upgrade.
• LibrarySearch will become the only search interface and http://nuin.napier.ac.uk and http://nuinlink.napier.ac.uk will no longer be available.
• The way we communicate with you may change. For example, Library email notifications may change.
See the Library System Update webpage for updated information throughout the project. If you have questions or feedback, please email libraryfeedback@napier.ac.uk.


Environment Digimap trial access

​The Library has arranged trial access to Environment Digimap unti more...

​The Library has arranged trial access to Environment Digimap until July.

Environment Digimap provides Land Cover Map data from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology. This is a parcel-based classification of UK land cover derived from satellite images and digital cartography and gives land cover information for the entire UK. Land cover is based on UK Biodiversity Action Plan Broad Habitats.

Users must register to use Environment Digimap even if they have already registered for the main Digimap resource. Go to the Digimap homepage and click on the Register/Activate link.
The registration process can take 2 working days.




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.