• Full online registration for new applicants

    Choose this option to register for full online Library membership. This will enable you to:

    • Visit the National Library of Scotland to get a library card and use the reading rooms
    • Preorder books online via the main catalogue 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.)
    • Access personalisation features on websites such as the Moving Image Archive Catalogue.
    • Speed up the check-out process when placing digital orders.
  • Quick online registration for new applicants

    Choose this option if you simply want to:

    Please note: if you are registering prior to visiting the Library, or to access our eResources remotely, please use the full online registration form.

  • Online registration for existing users

    Choose this option to register for remote access to the eResources if you have a library card but have not yet provided us with an email address, or you registered using quick online registration.

  • Renew registration

    You can renew your registration online. If you have a library card, you will need to get a new card when you next visit us in person.

  • Update your details

    Once you have logged in you can update the information on your registration record and change your password.

If you have already registered, log in above to update your details. If you have any questions about registration, please email us at