Thursday, 4 October 2018

New Library Search catalogue coming to National Library of Scotland

The National Library of Scotland ( has a new catalogue coming its way:

Library Search

Library Search is a new National Library of Scotland service which will replace the main catalogue and provide wider access to our collections.

It will bring together, in a single search, details of our printed, manuscript and archive, moving image and digital collections, as well as high quality e-resources and databases from a range of publishers.

Library Search is scheduled to be in place by November 2018.

Included in Library Search are:
  • More than five million records from our print collections, including books, maps, journals, newspapers and music
  • Almost five million electronic legal deposit items
  • Records of 35,000 items from our archives and manuscript collections
  • Hundreds of thousands of digitised resources from our collections, including digitised books, maps, photographs, posters, music, and films from the Moving Image Archive
  • Millions of articles from full-text newspapers, journals and reports
  • Thousands of electronic books, including many reference works
  • Millions of records and abstracts from online services, digital archives and databases.

The new service brings several benefits. You can:
  • Refine searches by format, subject, year, etc
  • Access a wide range of electronic resources
  • Request materials for consultation in our reading rooms
  • Receive notification when items you've requested are ready for you
  • Review your borrowing history.

Further information is available at

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