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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

New Resources


Box of Broadcasts - Online TV & Radio for Education
The University has subscribed to a major new service, Box of Broadcasts (BoB) National, which gives students and staff access to over a million TV and radio recordings for educational purposes.

See TV for Teaching.​



Sage Research Methods Online
A great new resource for researchers or those teaching research methods, with f
ull text of more than 800 ebooks, reference works, journal articles, and videos.

See Sage Research Methods Online.​



Edinburgh holiday - 21st September


Monday 21st of September is an Edinburgh holiday and the University will be closed. 

However, all University libraries will be open and staffed  9am – 5pm.  

You will also be able to access Zone 1 of Merchiston Library from 5pm - 9pm by swiping your ID card.​​



Craiglockhart Library disruption

Painting work is currently being undertaken at Craiglockhart campus which is leading to some disruption to parts of Craiglockhart Library.


The Library is still open and the Quiet and Silent Study rooms are unaffected. Please ask at the Help Desk if you are unable to access an area or the resources you need and staff will do their best to help.  



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 Access


Maintenance work is taking place outside Merchiston campus. The Library will remain open throughout however the entrance door leading direct to the quadrangle may need to be closed for short periods.  We apologise for any inconvenience.



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.


LibrarySearch My Account login at risk on 3 September

Logins to LibrarySearch My Account will be at risk on Thursday 3 September betweem 04:00 and 09:00 BST. During this time, it may not be possible to renew or request items. We apologise for any inconvenience.


Chrome 45 Firefox v.39 issue with LibrarySearch login and eresource access

The latest versions of Chrome and Firefox currently block LibrarySearch logins and access to eresources. Whilst a solution is being worked on, please use Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge or Safari (if appropriate) instead.



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.