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Edinburgh University Library Renew Books Online


The Guardbook was the University Library's last catalogue on paper, before computerisation. It was closed to new additions and amendments in 1985, and the electronic catalogue now replaces it for all General Collections material. It remains a useful source of information for Rare Books, as retrospective conversion of the Guardbook's contents was not completed for the older collections. Please bear in mind that many shelf locations have been changed since 1985, so this catalogue should always be used in conjunction with the current electronic catalogue. Recataloguing of our rare books collections onto the online system is ongoing.




edinburgh university library renew books online



DiscoverEd is the library's discovery tool and library catalogue. Use it to search for books, journals, articles, databases, online access and much more. You can find a simple guide we've made for getting started with DiscoverEd here (Microsoft Sway).


We have dedicated catalogue terminals which are located behind our self service machines and located at the far ends of the LRC. Search the catalogue to find the call number. Use this number to locate the book on the shelf. You can then borrow the book using our self service machines. If you are having trouble locating a book please ask at the LRC Helpdesk. The catalogue is also available online on our library webpage.


Finally, you could request that a book is purchased for library stock. Your request will be passed to the relevant Liaison Librarian who will decide whether to purchase or not. You can do that by filling in our online form.


Your 7 and 21 day loan books may renew automatically, provided there are no reservations on them and you account is in good standing (i.e. no fines over 10 or very overdue books) Other items will need to be renewed manually.


If you are on campus you can renew your books at our self service machines. On or off campus you can renew your books via your online library account. This can be found by navigating to our catalogue and selecting My Library Account.


If you are on campus the easiest way to pay your fines is to top up the smartcard side of your student card and pay at the LRC Helpdesk. If you are not able to come onto campus you can pay over the phone at Finance using your debit or credit card or you can pay via your online library account.


The books are listed in the University Library's pre-1985 guard-book catalogue, and there are online records for most of them. A printed catalogue of the collection is available in the Centre for Research Collections, where the collection itself may be consulted. All have shelfmarks starting 'De.'


Edinburgh University Library was established in 1580 when Clement Litill, an Edinburgh Advocate, died, bequeathing his collection of 276 volumes to the Toun and Kirk of Edinburgh. A year after the founding of the Tounis College, now the University of Edinburgh, in 1583, these books were handed over to the College as a library for the College and for the public.


Edinburgh University Library is the main library of the University of Edinburgh and one of the most important libraries of Scotland. The University Library was moved in 1827 to William Playfair's Upper Library in the Old College building. The collections in Edinburgh University Old College were moved in 1967 to the purpose-built eight-storey Main Library building at George Square, one of the largest academic libraries in the world.[1] Today, Edinburgh's university-wide library system holds over 3.8m books, e-books and e-journals in total.[2]


The University was founded by Royal Charter from King James VI in 1582 and opened in 1583, however the library pre-dated this by three years. The initial collection was a bequest of 276 theological books from Clement Littill, an advocate who left his collection to the town in 1580.[3][4] Until 1708, the teaching staff consisted of four regents and the Principal, the former taking each class through a year's part of the whole arts curriculum of logic, metaphysics, ethics and physics, which included the elements of mathematics and astronomy. Until the middle of the 17th century, by which time the library must have exceeded the 2,400-odd volumes listed in Robert Lumsden's shelf catalogue of 1637, the teaching tended to be commentaries on Aristotle.


The Main Library is situated on the south-west corner of George Square, chosen because this was the quietest section of the square. Opened in 1967, the eight-storey building was designed by the architecture office of Spence, Glover & Ferguson, led by Sir Basil Spence.[7] The horizontal library exterior is deliberately designed to look like a bookcase; the architecture features brutalist elements but also clear oriental features. The exterior columns on the north side feature bracketing and are non-weight bearing. Upon opening, it was the largest university library in the UK, with each floor an acre in size. Today the Main Library is a category A listed building whose design influenced several other university libraries such as those at University of Glasgow, Newcastle Central Library, and University College Dublin.[8][9]


Elizabeth Sudduth, The G. Ross Roy Collection of Robert Burns, an illustrated Catalogue (Columbia, SC: Univ. of South Carolina Press, 2009): PR4331 .S8 2009 (note that subsequent additions to the Roy Collection are available in the main online library catalogue).


SCONUL Access is a scheme which allows many university library users to usestudy spaces or books and journals at other libraries which belong to the scheme.Some library users may be able to borrow print books from other libraries too.To find out more about the scheme, who is eligible, and how it works, explore thelinks on the left-hand side of the screen.


If you live, own property, teach or attend school in the Johnson County Public Library taxing district you are eligible to get a free library card. Residents of some Indiana library districts are eligible for a reciprocal borrowers card (see below for more information). Patrons who can demonstrate eligibility and complete the library card application will be issued a card immediately, and are entitled to full borrowing privileges and access to the library's online resources.NOTE: please consult the Johnson County Library Districts map to verify that your address is within our taxing district. Your home library may be Greenwood or Edinburgh Public Library instead of JCPL.


Sign up for a card online and pick it up at any branch, or have it mailed to you. You can also register for a library card at any JCPL branch. If you choose to pick the card up at a branch, you will need photo identification and proof of address.Applicants age 18 and over must show proof of current address and photo ID.


Patrons in good standing at participating Indiana libraries may apply to receive Reciprocal Borrowing privileges at the Johnson County Public Library. Reciprocal borrowers may place holds and check out any on-shelf item, but may not access electronic resources, including e-books and e-audiobooks. Participating libraries include Greenwood, Edinburgh, Bartholomew County, Brown County, Morgan County and Shelbyville-Shelby County Public Libraries. A complete list of participating libraries is available on the Indiana State Library website. Please contact JCPL or your home library for more information.


Once your card has been issued, you will have immediate access to your online account for placing holds and renewing materials. Log in with your card number and PIN - your PIN is set by default to the last 4 digits of your card number. For maximum account security, you are encouraged to change your PIN after logging into your account the first time.


As well as your local library, you may also want to use other types of libraries, for example national and university libraries. These tend to be for more specialist research and may have restrictions about who can use them.


The Library of Mistakes contains over 2,000 books, all relating to economics and finance. The small, cozy room that makes up the library is packed with books by writers like Karl Marx, Milton Friedman, Paul Krugman, and Michael Lewis. Cumulatively, the collection addresses every country on the planet.


The library promotes the belief that quantitative economic algorithms provide a false sense of objectivity, and that trusting these imperfect models is a recipe for disaster. The books offer readers a chance to turn to financial history as a way to learn from past mistakes instead of relying on how economics should theoretically function under unrealistic assumptions.


Its mission is to provide university students with a more accurate economic education, a holistic understanding of financial history, and a grasp of how to use books as a resource to prevent another recession.


The library is free and open to the public Monday - Saturday, 9 am- 5 pm. One does have to be a member, which they can join via the website. This is also a good place to see upcoming events like lectures, talks, ad nausea. Most of which are recorded for online podcasts.


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