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National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh

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  • This was everything we had hoped for and more. We were fortunate enough to speak to John Scally, head librarian and what an engaging, intelligent man who is, clearly, enthusiastic about his job. He sp...  more »
  • First thing I thought when I saw this building was that it had that stern ugliness that you see all too often in eastern European cities, I always remember visiting Prague a while back, and such beaut...  more »
  • Had to do a piece of research. The NLS is a copyright library, so has enormous collection of material, and following email with them was able to book what I wanted and turn up. Staff were all very hel...  more »
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  • 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.
  • lovely library with lots of interesting titles.
  • an interesting library is for short visit
  • 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.