Saturday, 25 August 2012

National Library of Scotland workshops

Some useful workshops in the National Library of Scotland ( in September:

Reader workshops
Getting started at NLS
7 September 2012, 10.30am

Learn how to register as a reader, find your way around the Library, request material and find out about our other services. The workshop also includes a tour of the Reading Rooms.

If you are planning to register to use the Library after the workshop, please bring evidence of identity such as a current driving licence or a recent utility bill.

Discovering family history
3 September 2012, 2pm

Ever been interested in researching your roots, but unsure of where to start? Find out what resources the Library holds to help you with your family history research. The workshop also includes some practical information on how to become a reader.

Read all about it!
11 September 2012, 6pm

This workshop provides an introduction to the online newspaper resources available at the Library. The session includes demonstrations of a selection of resources and tips on how to search and discover the information you need.

Introduction to maps at NLS
18 September 2012, 2pm

NLS is home to one of the largest map collections in the world. Our shelves hold everything from town plans to world atlases, railway maps to star charts. Learn about the range of maps available and view a selection of highlights from the collection. Includes an introduction to the Maps Reading Room.

This workshop will take place at the Map Reading Room at the Library's Causewayside building: 159 Causewayside, Edinburgh, EH9 1PH.

Our free workshops fill up quickly so please book your place online today, or call 0131 623 3918.

(With thanks to the NLS newsletter)


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