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 Merchiston Library

Merchiston library is a bright attractive environment, recently refurbished, providing over 500 study spaces designed to suit a variety of learning styles. Zones 1 & 2 offer Social study space with Group Study Pods and circular tables for Group work, Zone 3 is our silent room, Zones 4 and 5 offers quieter study space around the book stock. There is a wide range of material which supports the diverse subjects taught on campus.


Opening hours


You can:  

  • Use LibrarySearch to find books, e-books, online journal articles and more.  Items can be borrowed or returned using self-service kiosks in the library.
  • Use our computer and multi-functional device facilities: we have 30 networked computers, 4 MACs, scanner and three multi-functional devices (for printing, copying and scanning). There are power points for laptops on most floors and Wi-Fi is available throughout.
  • Book one of eight group study rooms, all of which have a PC and whiteboard, seven rooms also have plasma screens.
  • Study in our Silent area, Zone 3, this is a bright room including a mezzanine for silent study, there are power sockets around the room for charging your own devices.
  • Help sessions for Maths plus and English help are published on our plasma screens.

Zone 1 - Social Study Space


Help Desk, Group discussion, 24 Hour area (term time), Self-service kiosk, PCs, 2 Study Pods and Lapsafe.
Two multi-functional devices (for printing, copying and scanning) and a Print Credit Machine.


Zone 2 - Quiet & Group Study
4 Study pods, Study rooms, PCs, MACs and relaxed seating area.
One multi-functional device (for printing, copying and scanning).

24 hour area (term time).


Zone 3 - Silent Area
Silent study only - Phones switched to silent and no conversation.

24 hour area (term time).



Zone 4 - Social study
Self-service kiosk, Study Tables and 2 PCs.



Zone 5 - Quiet study
Books, Journals and Music Scores. Reference materials and DVD Collection.
Downstairs - Books 001-649, Journals A-Z, Music Scores, Abstracts and Indexes, LRS stock (further reading), CDs and study rooms.
Upstairs - Books 650-999, DVDs.
Quiet study. Phones switched to silent and minimal conversation 


Special collections - For access please ask at the Help Desk
Edward Clark Collection - Material relating to the history of printing
Thesis Collection

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Contact Merchiston Library

  • Telephone: 0131 455 2582 ​​


Edinburgh Napier University

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Merchiston Campus

10 Colinton Rd

Edinburgh EH10 5DT

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