Welcome to Edinburgh Napier University!
We’re here to help you find the information and library resources you need. Some services are most relevant to academic staff, but library resources are available to all staff.
Ask for an introduction
Our Subject Librarians work with academic staff to support learning, teaching and research in the university. Contact your librarian and request an introduction to services available, which databases/resources we have in your subject area, and how to get the Library resources you and your students need for new modules. See My Librarian.
Finding books and other resources
Use LibrarySearch to search across Edinburgh Napier University Library collections, including books, ebooks, ejournal articles and more. See Finding Information for more details.
If you can't find what you want in our libraries, you can also use other libraries with the SCONUL Access scheme or request an inter-library loan.
Here are some of the most useful pages for new staff:
Click and Collect for books
Where possible, you should still use Click and Collect to request books in advance of your visit.
Bring your staff ID card with you when you visit the library. You can borrow up to twenty-five items at a time. Books will automatically renew for up to a maximum of four months.
Postal Loans Service - Pilot
As a pilot, we are extending the Postal Loans Service to assist staff who have difficulty visiting Edinburgh Napier University libraries in person during COVID-19 restrictions. See Postal Loans Service.
See the latest information and updates at Library Services and COVID-19.
Late returns and fines
For information about late returns and fines, see Our Charges and Fines.
Edinburgh Napier uses the reading list software Leganto for the creation of online reading lists.
- To create lists for your modules and link to them from Moodle, see instructions on the Reading Lists LibGuide or ask your Subject Librarian for a training session.
- Please send your reading list to the Library well before the beginning of each trimester.
To suggest new book or journal purchases, contact your Subject Librarian.
- Be aware that it can take up to twelve weeks for physical books to arrive in the library
- If you are developing a new course, discuss requirements with your Subject Librarian as soon as possible.
Giving students online access to resources
There are two ways you can give students online access to library resources.
- Create links to resources - either using quick Leganto tools to add an item to your online reading list or see Link to books and journals.
- Request PDF copies of articles and book chapters using the Digital Extracts Service. You can then upload these files to Moodle course. This service allows you to make readings easily available for students, with appropriate copyright clearance.
Note that downloading or scanning articles yourself for adding to Moodle will breach the terms of the University's HE Copying and Scanning Licence. For more information, see Digital Copying for Moodle.
Helping students learn about Library resources
Subject Librarians can work with you to identify and address the information needs of your students.
- Contact your Subject Librarian to request in-class sessions for students tailored to the needs of your module.
- This can include a basic introduction to LibrarySearch or specific databases and development of digital literacy skills.
Ask for help
Email and telephone help is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Telephone: 0131 455 3500