Opening hours – Library and Learning Commons (Edinburgh Campus)

Opening hours for our Edinburgh Campus Library will be changing at the start of Semester on Monday 12th September 2016.  The library will be open 24/7 during semester time.
The staffed hours of the library will be 8.30am – 8.30pm Monday to Friday, 9.45am to  8.15pm Saturday and Sunday.

The Learning Commons will be staffed by Information Services between 11.00am – 4.00pm Monday – Friday.  It will be open 6.00am to midnight as a study and learning space.

Find details of the opening hours of all our campus libraries on the Information Services website. 

Destination of the Day – Room 2.38 #studyspace #edincampuslib

It’s week 9 of semester which means that study spaces are becoming more fully utilised and therefore it is good to know all the options that are available.

In the Edinburgh Campus Library there are a selection of different areas and types of study space for students to use. During the summer, extra study spaces were added in the library and this includes room 2.38 which is a silent, individual study area.

Room 2.38 is located on the 2nd floor of the library so to reach it you need to go up the main stairs, go through the door on the left and then follow the corridor round past the silent PC rooms and group study rooms  (follow signs for group study rooms).

The room has individual study tables with power sockets and looks out onto the gardens.

It is open between 9.00am – 9.30pm.

Edinburgh Campus Library – Making the Most of the Space

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For other study spaces on campus see and click on the ‘Other spaces’ tab.

Edinburgh Campus Library – Easter Opening Hours

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During the Semester 2 break, the Library remains open 24/7.  For staffed service times, please see

In addition to the Library, the University has opened up many of the teaching rooms for study.  For full details see and click on the ‘Other spaces’ tab.


Extra study spaces – vacation and exam period

Edinburgh campus library – open 24/7 until the end of the exam period – 22nd May

The James Watt Centre is open for study during April on the following dates: –

  • 1st, 2nd
  • 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th (Applicant open day in JW1 but JW2 lounge available for study)
  • 13th, 14th, 15th (Applicant open day in JW1 but JW2 lounge available for study)
  • 16th, 17th
  • 20th, 21st, 23rd

From 24th April until the end of exam period James Watt Centre 1 & 2 will be used for exams and will not be available as study space.

As well as the 110 PCs in the Cameron Smail Library, there are more than 500 other PCs in labs around the campus, with printing & scanning attached. Check PC availability

The following Computer Labs have also been booked as additional study space: –

  • EC204 (Edwin Chadwick)
  • EM252 (Earl Mountbatten)
  • MBG22 (Mary Burton)

You can check the ongoing availability of these and other centrally timetabled Computer Labs from Web Timetables Edinburgh Campus by entering * in the Location Search String

All centrally timetabled Computer Labs are also available for study when not in use for exams etc.

See Edinburgh Campus study spaces for full details.

See the Edinburgh Campus map if you want to check where a building is.

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