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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.
Learn more about LibrarySearch on this page

News and Announcements
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.


Wiley ebook issue

Wiley ebooks are producing errors when attempts are made to download PDFs. Until this is fixed, please do the following:


Locate book title in LibrarySearch, e.g. Introduction to tribology
Go to http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/
Click Log In in top right hand corner.
Select Institutional login
Type Napier > select Edinburgh Napier University > Login
Search for title in search box (select publication titles button).

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.


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.


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 issues for classes- how to copy for classes
Digitising/scanning articles for Moodle. 




 Information about using our services.
Off campus services and Additional 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 audiovisual.