National Library of Scotland

Description
A really nice warm place to read a newspaper! Also good cafe.

[Wikipedia] "The National Library of Scotland (Scottish Gaelic: Leabharlann NĂ iseanta na h-Alba, Scots: Naitional Leebrar o Scotland) is the legal deposit library of Scotland and is one of the country's National Collections. Its main base is in Edinburgh city centre. The headquarters is on George IV Bridge, between the Old Town and the university quarter. There is also a more modern building (1980s) in a residential area on the south side of the town centre, on Causewayside. This was built to accommodate some of the specialist collections (e.g., map library, science library) and to provide large-scale extra storage.

The National Library of Scotland holds 7 million books,[1] 14 million printed items and over 2 million maps. The collection includes copies of the Gutenberg Bible, the letter which Charles Darwin submitted with the manuscript of Origin of Species, the First Folio of Shakespeare and numerous journals and other publications. It has the largest collection of Scottish Gaelic material of any library."
Contact
Phone
0131 623 3700
Email
Address
George IV Bridge
Edinburgh
Postcode
EH1 1EW
Area
Map

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