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By joining the National Library of Scotland you can:

  • Visit us to get a library card and use the reading rooms
  • Preorder books online via Library Search in advance of your visit
  • Access our eResources remotely. (Please note: To access the full range of eResources your main address must be in Scotland.)

Under 16 year olds please see our access procedures for children and school students.

  1. Step 1 (current) - Enter data
  2. Step 2 - Confirm data and agree to Library policies
  3. Step 3 - Equal opportunities monitoring form (optional)
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