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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 



​IS Service Catalogue

We are delighted to announce the launch of the IS Service Catalogue! Check it out here: IS Service Catalogue.

Please leave your feedback using this short survey​.

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.​


RFID project and Library self-service

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Information Services have implemented RFID (radio-frequency identification) in Craiglockhart Library, Merchiston Library and Sighthill Learning Resource Centre.

As part of this project, we installed new self-service kiosks and added tags to every book in our main collections at this time.

The RFID implementation project is part of our Strategy 2020 objectives to improving the student experience, streamlining self-service, improving the security of library stock and supporting 24/7 access. It will also allow us to improve monitoring and discoverability of our collections in the future.    

Benefits for you and your students include:
  • Super-fast borrowing - add a pile of books at once, with no need to scan individual barcodes.
  • Contactless card recognition.
  • Borrowing receipts emailed to your University email address - no more losing bits of paper!

You'll see the new self-service kiosks in all libraries. If you want to borrow a book from the library, simply take your University ID card and book to the machine. Follow the instructions on the screen, or come to any of our Help Desks if you need help.

If you have any comments or feedback, please email us at: library@napier.ac.uk​


Group Study Room Bookings - Book and Check Availability online!​

Information Services are delighted to announce that the online Group Study Room Booking system for students is now available at the Sighthill Campus. 

The system, which has been implemented in response to student feedback, was initially piloted at Craiglockhart and is now being rolled out to the other campuses.

The new system enables students to book and check availability of the Library Student Group Study Rooms online. 

For further information please visit myNapier

Please note:  Group Study Rooms are solely for the use of students. 


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.


Use LibrarySearch

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  library@napier.ac.uk​ or phone: +44 (0)131 455 3500.