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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
23.01.2015 Resolved: LibrarySearch article search issue
This issue was fixed by the supplier yesterday evening. Apologies for the temporary loss of functionality.  
IT and Library On-Campus Induction tours
New students- want a great, informal way to help you find your way about our IT Suites and Libraries? Come along to one of our IT and Library On-campus Inductions. Led by staff it takes about 20 minutes and shows you what you need to know to get started on your course.
Craiglockhart & Merchiston:
  • Tuesday 27th January at 11am
  • Friday 30th January at 2pm
Meet at the campus library help desk, there's no need to book a place.
21.01.2015 Resolved: Springerlink access issue
Links to Springer ebooks are now working. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

14.10.2014 Dawsonera ebook problems
You will not be able to access a number of Library ebooks, as Dawsonera are continuing to experience issues with their platform. This involves issues with viewing/downloading ebooks and potential login problems.
The supplier is aware of the issue and is working hard to solve the problem.
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 - 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.