Service ~ National Library of Scotland


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 maps cover not just Scotland but many parts of the world, and allow maps from different eras to be overlaid or viewed side by side to show how the same area has changed over time.

Installation Instructions

Online services need no installation.