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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


Use LibrarySearch to find fast results for books, e-books, online journal articles and more. Learn more about using LibrarySearch on this page.  

News and Announcements


Webp​age Updates

We are currently updating and restructuring our webpages. Broken links or can't find a page? Contact e.barry@napier.ac.uk or j.templeton@napier.ac.uk​


Merchiston Library closure 
Due to building works Merchiston Library will be closed on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd August.  We apologise for any inconvenience caused.


Trimester 3 Opening Hours

Trimester 3 opening hours will start from Wednesday 20th May. See our Opening Hours page for full details of daily opening hours.

Firefox v.39 issue with access to eresources

Access to eresources is not possible when using the latest version of Firefox. Please use Internet Explorer or Chrome instead.



LibrarySearch: some services at risk Saturday 1st to 

Sunday 2nd August 

Some LibrarySearch services will be at risk from 23:00 BST on Saturday 1st August until 02:00 BST on Sunday 2nd August. This is to allow routine maintenance to take place. The services/functionality which may be affected include requests and renewals; display of physical item availability (e.g. books, DVDs); linking to eresources. We apologise for any inconvenience.



New: Personalise your LibrarySearch results list

Make your LibrarySearch search results more relevant to you by selecting your subject area(s) before you search. Please see further information.



ScienceDirect, Compendex and Mendeley downtime

These databases will be unavailable from 23:00 BST on Saturday 1 August for approximately 4.5 hours whilst scheduled maintenance is performed. We are sorry for any inconvenience this will cause.



ProQuest databases downtime

ProQuest databases, such as ABI/INFORM and ASSIA, will be unavailable on Sunday August 9 between 03:00 and 11:00 BST whilst the supplier carries out scheduled maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience this will cause.

New help for linking to Library resources


There are a number of ways to link your students to Library resources using Moodle. Journal databases and online article URLs are often not stable or shareable, and so you have to find or create permanent links. 


An easy way to get started is to use the Permalinks in LibrarySearch. Alternatively, some databases will give you stable URLs.  


However, if you wanted to use DOIs (Digital Object Identifiers) as a stable way of linking to Library resources, up to now you would have had to create the URL yourself by adding the Edinburgh Napier and DOI prefixes to the DOI number. eg. https://ezp.napier.ac.uk/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/

Now help is now available in Moodle. There is an 'E-journal link helper' block which you can add to your Moodle course, and an in-text DOI button. This will help you automatically create usable DOI links.


For more information and a helpsheet, see http://moodle.napier.ac.uk/mod/page/view.php?id=56076  

If you would like to find out more about linking for your subject area, please contact your Subject Librarian.  


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.