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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 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
Copyright Seminar 
Monday 30th March 2pm-4pm Merchiston Room F11 
Sarah Brear from the Copyright Licencing Agency will present a workshop introducing the work of the Copyright Licencing Agency and focus on the ways in which teaching staff and students can use Copyright materials, especially in digital format. If you scan or photocopy or print images and use them in your work then you should attend to find out how to remain within the law. Infringing copyright is very easy but can be very expensive if you're caught breaking the law. It can also be used to protect creative works that are developed within the University -  so whether you use or create copyright materials, this workshop will be of interest to you.
Details of the work of the Copyright Licencing Agency along with some training information is available at Copyright Licensing Agency.
If you want to attend please email m.lobban@napier.ac.uk
Downtime: Web of Science, EndNote Online and ResearcherID personalisation logins
The 'Personalisation login' for Web of Science, EndNote Online and ResearcherID is expected to be unavailable for around 30 minutes this coming Sunday 29 March between 13:00 and 16:00 BST.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
IEEE Xplore – User tips and what’s new session
Learn more about this useful database in a user tips and what’s new session on the 26th of March, 10-11am. Please do alert relevant Engineering/Computing postgraduate students to this event.
The session will include:
•Finding articles you need quickly and easily
•Advanced search options
•Personalisation options
•How to use IEEE Xplore as a placement/job hunting tool
•New content and features recently added
Find out more and book your place here: http://ieeenapier.eventbrite.co.uk
Library opening hours for Easter and the Edinburgh Spring Holiday
Find out when our Libraries are open during Easter and the Edinburgh Spring 
holidays on our Opening Hours page. 
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
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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 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 glossary.