Resources for History of Art, Art, Architecture and Landscape Architecture students.

Semester opening times

  • Monday – Friday: 09.00-17.00 (closed weekends)

Summer vacation 2017

  • Monday: 9.00-13.00 and 14.00-17.00
  • Tuesday: 9.00-13.00 and 14.00-17.00
  • Wednesday: 13.30-17.00 (closed in the morning)
  • Thursday: 9.00-13.00 and 14.00-17.00
  • Friday: 9.00-13.00 and 14.00-17.00
  • Monday 3rd July - Friday 7th July: closed all week
  • Tuesday 27th June: closed 9.00-10.30 for staff training
  • Wednesday 16th - Tuesday 22nd August: closed

About the Library

The Art and Architecture Library is one of the University of Edinburgh's 14 dedicated departmental libraries. Located on the ground and lower ground floors of Minto House, Chambers Street, it provides quiet study space with wireless access throughout. It holds over 20,000 books, primarily for history of art, architecture and architectural history courses, and more than 80 architecture-related journals.

All University of Edinburgh students and staff are welcome to use the library and borrow books. Entry to Minto House is by swipecard access only and external visitors must first register at the University's Main Library Helpdesk:


  • Helpdesk
  • Study desks
  • Lending book stock
  • Course Reserve books
  • DVD collection
  • DVD and video viewing facilities
  • Current journals display
  • Back issues of journals
  • Undergraduate dissertations and work placement reports
  • Two DiscoverEd search points
  • Five computers for study purposes
  • Photocopier

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