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National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh

Categories: Libraries, Traveler Resources
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4.3/5 based on 95 reviews on the web
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  • There is an excellent exhibition of maps in the library until April 2017. It makes us think about maps, why they are drawn, what's included on them and what's deliberately left off. It took about 30 m...  read more »
  • Very interesting visit a short walk from the Royal Mile, the National Library of Scotland is famous for having one of the richest collections of maps in the world, about 200,000.-very interesting interactive exhibition at the entrance
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  • Decided to take my kids to the library as the steps have the most amazing map of the UK and thought it would be fun. Realised there was a café and grabbed a latte - it was one of the best I had ever h...  read more »
  • lovely library with lots of interesting books on any subject. Beautiful building and good coffee.
  • I'm a virtual business user of the library and have enjoyed the use of an online resource- D&B's Hoovers for the last couple years. I was very disappointed this week when I tried to access this resource and was informed that "due to budget cuts", this resource was not renewed. Hoovers enables a person to make company lists based on industry, location, size of company, etc.. This of course saves time when putting together a call list/sales or recruitment strategy. Such a shame.
  • You can easily spend two days in here. There is so much to be seen. On a sunny day, visit the rooftop terrace for great views on the skyline of Edinburgh.
  • Great library, but I've seen the staff be rather unkind to people. One (very rainy) day I was in the cafe as they refused to let someone eat their packed lunch anywhere inside. I understand that the cafe needs to make money, but the NLS is a public service first and foremost. Not everyone can afford a £4 panini every day..
  • The cafe in National Library of Scotland serves coffee, tea and mediocre snacks, also soup regularly served for lunch. I give the 4 star rating to the cafe for its regulars, an interesting mix of grumpy old men and knitting circles. The staff are also charming and helpful.
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