The National Library of Scotland is the world’s leading centre for the study of Scotland and the Scots. They 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.
It includes an online guide to family history research, thousands of digitised maps, and P.O. directories 1773-1911.
The National Library of Scotland home page lets you search or join and has many loinks to individual departments or help guides.
The Maps Department covers not just Scotland but many parts of the world, and allows maps from different eras to be overlaid or viewed side by side to show how the same area has changed over time.Link: National Library of Scotland