National Library of Scotland

Edinburgh, Scotland, UK


George IV Bridge;Edinburgh;EH1 1EW;Scotland, UK

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"National Library of Scotland Scotland's largest library and the world centre for the study of Scotland and the Scots. Thanks to our UK legal deposit status, we are also a vast reference library, covering all subjects, from art to mountaineering, and from early times to the digital age. ... The first manuscript was acquired by our predecessor, the Advocates' Library, in 1683, and since 1925 the Library has been the repository of the major collections of manuscripts and archives, which cover many aspects of the lives, activities and interests of Scots at home and abroad." - library web site

Last update April 28, 2022