National Library of Scotland

National Library Of Scotland

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The National Library of Scotland is the world's leading centre for the study of Scotland and the Scots. We are a major European research library, with collections of world-class importance.

You can see collection items online, and hundreds more digital resources may be available if you register. Anyone can get a library card to consult material in our reading rooms.

The National Library of Scotland is a registered Scottish Charity. Scottish Charity No. SC011086

Upcoming Events at National Library of Scotland

The Black Rood - Rediscovering Scotland’s Anglo-Saxon Crown Jewel

The Black Rood - Rediscovering Scotland’s Anglo-Saxon Crown Jewel

23rd January 2019
In this talk, author David Willem tells the story of The Black Rood, this now-almost-forgotten crown jewel, and raises the intriguing possibility that it might still exist.

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Dark Side of the Moon: The Full Dome Experience
A dome spectacular at Dynamic Earth featuring the 1973 album 'The Dark Side of the Moon' in explosive surround sound.
Fort Douglas Sky Maze Launch Weekend
Get ready for sky-high adventures at the official opening of SKY MAZE, the new 5th element to Fort Douglas adventure playground!
Les Misérables
After nearly a decade since the last sell-out UK tour, Les Misérables will play Edinburgh Festival Theatre in 2019.
Dome Nights: Planets 360
Brand New for January 2019 - An immersive re-imagining of British Composer, Gustav Holst's The Planets orchestral suite.
Burns Ceilidh
Come along and enjoy a Burns Ceilidh with Edinburgh Ceilidhs on 25th or 26th January at Lauriston Hall!

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