Friday, 23 December 2011

National Library of Scotland workshops

Forthcoming Reader Workshops at the National Library of Scotland (

Discovering Family History
11 January 2012, 2pm Free
Find out what resources the Library holds to help you with your family history research. The workshop includes some practical information on how to become a reader and will include a short tour of the public area. Discovering Family History workshops book up very quickly, so please reserve your place as soon as possible.

Getting started at NLS
17 January 2012, 2.30pm Free
Learn how to register as a reader, find your way around the Library, request material and find out about other services. The workshop 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 recent utility bill.

Introduction to maps at NLS
24 January 2012, 2pm Free
The National Library of Scotland 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 collections. Includes an introduction to the Maps Reading Room. These workshops are extremely popular. Please book your place as soon as possible. Venue: Maps Reading Room, 159 Causewayside, Edinburgh, EH9 1PH

Read all about it!
24 January 2012, 6pm Free
This workshop offers an introduction to the vast online newspaper resources available via the National Library of Scotland, including demonstrations and tips on how to search and discover the information you need.

Workshops fill up quickly so please book your place online via, or call 0131 623 3918.

(With thanks to the NLS)


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