This Library Services page will be kept up to date with information about access to the library collections, online access to teaching resources and how to get further help.
The Main Library holds the majority of books for Gender Studies. Most of these books are on the 2nd floor or in the HUB Collection on the ground floor.
The following Main Library tour was created prior to the Covid-19 pandemic and is still very useful for finding out what resources, services and facilities are available in the Main Library and familiarising yourself with the building. However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic there are changes to access to the building and availability of physical resources, services and facilities. Make sure you check the Library Services Update website for full information and to keep up-to-date with current situation.
Help with all aspects of using the Library, its facilities, services and resources, is available from the Library Helpdesks. If you are unable to find what you are looking for on this Subject Guide or on the Library website please do contact them in person, by phone or email.
If you would like help with your literature search or with finding information you can contact us directly.
DiscoverEd is the one of the main ways to find the resources that are available to you. Your University Login gives you access to DiscoverEd where you can explore many of the online and physical resources, as well as the special repositories within the university collection.
Not everything within the University collection can be identified using DiscoverEd and you may also need to use specific databases to find additional material.
Need help searching DiscoverEd? Have a look at the help pages and FAQs.
genderEd creates a virtual space to showcase excellence in teaching, research and Knowledge Exchange Impact in gender and sexuality studies at the University of Edinburgh.
The Library regularly arranges trials to new resources. Publishers are usually willing to provide trial access to allow us to use and evaluate a resource before making a decision about purchase.