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 Merchiston Library

Merchiston library is a bright attractive environment 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.


Library 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.
  • 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 to borrow and return, PCs, two Study Pods and Lapsafe laptop loan.

Two multi-functional devices (for printing, copying and scanning).


Zone 2 - Quiet & Group Study

Self-service kiosk.

Four study pods, two 24 hour group 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 - PCs, phones switched to silent and no conversation.

Silent PC room.

24 hour area (term time).



Zone 4 - Social Study

Study tables and two PCs.



Zone 5 - Quiet Study

Books, journals, music scores and reference materials.

Downstairs - Books 001-649, Journals A-Z, Music Scores, Abstracts and Indexes, LRS stock (further reading), CDs, group study rooms.

Upstairs - Books 650-999, Wellbeing Collection, 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

Stevenson Collection

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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