National Museums Scotland Library

Contact details

Website: www.nms.ac.uk/library Email: library@nms.ac.uk Telephone: +44 (0)131 247 4137

About the library

National Museums Scotland library was founded over 230 years ago with its roots in the collections of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. The library collection now consists of over 300,000 volumes reflecting the strengths and variety of the Museum's collections and research interests. Subjects covered in the collection include archaeology, Scottish history and culture, world-wide decorative and applied arts, natural sciences, Scottish military history and the history of science and technology. The library is open to the public for reference.

National Museums Scotland Library also contributes to the Archives Hub. To browse descriptions of their archive materials, visit their Archives Hub information page.

British Library inter-library loan codes

Library code

QZ/T-8

Policy code

GL2

For an explanation of these codes, and for more information on arranging inter-library loans, see the inter-library loans page on the British Library website.

Accessing materials

Can I see live document availability on Library Hub Discover? No.

Can I obtain items via inter-library loan? Yes - subject to the library's local lending policy. You must request an inter-library loan via a library of which you are a member. Talk to your own library staff for advice on ordering an item.

Can I visit the library to view materials? Yes - see the library's website for access details. If you wish to visit it is advisable to contact the library in advance, to ensure that they can accommodate you and that the material you need will be available.

Location

Browse all of National Museums Scotland Library's records in Library Hub Discover here.