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Welcome to our new library catalogue

This catalogue launched on Monday 31st July 2023. We hope you enjoy the new search interface.

Registered users (Staff, Research Associates, Volunteers and Fellows of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland) can log in to manage your library accounts.

If you are a member of NMS Staff, Research Associate, Volunteer or Fellow of the Society and do not yet know your login details, or are not yet registered for a library account, visit the Research Library in person or contact the library team.

Published on 31/07/2023

Spotlight: Tartan Trendsetting in our Library Collections

Our Assistant Librarian, Jennifer Higgins, has been tartan-spotting! Read about what she found in this blog post.
Published on 16/08/2023
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Visit Us

The public can consult library and archive collections at two of our sites. Contact the Library Team in advance of your visit to ensure that specific items can be made available to you on the day:

Research Library

National Museum of Scotland
Chambers Street
: Tues to Fri 10:00-16:00

National War Museum Library
Edinburgh Castle
Open: Tues 10:00- 13:00 by appointment