Full online registration

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

Personal information that you supply on this registration form will be held and used by the Library for the purposes of managing your registration. Where necessary for this purpose, some information may be sent to third party providers. For full details about how we will hold and use your information, including your rights in relation to your data, please see our Privacy page, in particular our Registration privacy notice.

Name and email

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Contact information

We need your residential address. (If you are planning to visit us to get a library card you will need to bring evidence of your address. Please see Evidence of identity and address for more information.)

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Education affiliation

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Library use

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Required field if additional subject not specified below. Please select up to 3 subjects you intend to study at the National Library of Scotland. If you select more than 3, only the first 3 will be used.

accountancy/finance
archaeology
architecture
arts & crafts - fine & applied
bibliography
biography
business
chemical sciences
computing/infomation technology
economics
education
electoral/valuation rolls
engineering/technology
environment/ecology
gender studies
family/local history
geography
health & medical sciences
history
history (Scottish)
information science
journalism & media
languages
languages (Scottish)
law
life sciences
linguistics
literature
literature (Scottish)
management
manuscripts
maps/cartography
market research
mathematics
music
newspapers
performing arts/film
philosophy
physical sciences
picture research
politics
psychology
religion
science general
social sciences
sport/recreation
tourism/travel

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