Access to Research


Book group collections


BorrowBox download audiobooks

British Newspaper Archive

Search British and Irish historical newspapers

Capital Collections

Digital drop-in surgeries

Dyslexia-friendly resources

Edinburgh Collected

Edinburgh Fiction Map

Edinburgh Libraries Passport


Edinburgh4community grant finding database

Family history guide

How to research your family tree guide

Find my past

Family history tracing database

GCF LearnFree

GCF LearnFree learn computing, maths, reading and job skills online


Gridclub online educational games for children

Homework help

John Johnston

John Johnson collection is an online archive of historical printed ephemera

Learn My Way

Library app

Libby by OverDrive

Life in Britain

Libby Kids

National Library of Scotland eresources

Naxos Music Library

Naxos Music Library Jazz

Our Town Stories

Pencils of Light

Pencils of Light is the photography albums of the Edinburgh Calotype Club


Reading suggestions

Lists of reading suggestions

Scotlands Places

Search for historical records about Scotland's places.

Scotsman Digital Archive

The Scotsman newspaper archive

Scottish Gov eBooks

Scottish government ebook publications


Search Scran for images, audio and video of Edinburgh, Scotland and beyond.


Teacher Zone

Theory Test Pro

Theory Test Pro preparation for your driving theory test


U Library audiobooks service

Which? Online

Which consumer product advice

Whose Town?

Whose Town Edinburgh history resource for schools

World War One resources

Edinburgh Libraries online WWI resources