Welcome to the Library
We're here to help you find the resources you need at Edinburgh Napier University.
Can't find what you are looking for?
See 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.
Eresources service status
Information about any current issues with library eresources can be found on the Information Services Service Status page > Library eresources.
News and Announcements
Library Opening Hours - Trimester One
Library opening hours are changing for Trimester One, starting from the 16th of September. See Opening Hours.
Merchiston Library Zones 1-4 will remain available via swipe card access 24 hours a day, with Zone 5 (and book stock) only available during staffed hours. Please note that this change will affect the hours of swipe card access to Sighthill LRC outside of staffed hours, to be confirmed shortly. See Sighthill ID card access.
When Library helpdesks are closed, all telephone calls and emails are handled by Norman - our out of hours support partner. They provide 24/7 support, 365 days a year.
If you have any questions or feedback, please contact us.
Telephone: 0131 455 3500
Report a problem on LibrarySearch
So that we can improve LibrarySearch, we’ve added a one-click option to report problems with Library resources.
If you’re having a problem accessing resources using LibrarySearch, simply click on the wrench icon next to the item, add your email and any details – and the issue will be sent to us along with all the book/ebook/article/database identifying information.
Web filter – Log in on campus to access library eresources
The new web filtering service will change how Library eresources are accessed on campus.
If you use Google or bookmarks to find ejournal articles, ebooks, databases etc you will no longer automatically be recognised as belonging to Edinburgh Napier University and given access.
The easiest way to find all the resources that you have access to is to start at LibrarySearch, which is set up to provide seamless on-campus access to the vast majority of our subscribed eresources.
To see everything available in LibrarySearch, you will now need to log into LibrarySearch on campus as well as off.
• Go to LibrarySearch.
• To log in, click Not signed in > Sign in > University member.
If you prefer to use bookmarks or Google
You will need to log into the individual eresources using the UK Federation/Shibboleth/institutional login link.
This is different for each journal or database, but usually means looking for a ‘Sign in/Log in’ button and then choosing to log in via Edinburgh Napier University.
Questions or issues?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: +44 (0)131 455 3500.