Scottish National Gallery Research Library

The Scottish National Gallery Research Library covers the period roughly from 1300 to 1900, reflecting the Scottish National Gallery's art collection.

This library holds approximately 50,000 volumes of monographs, catalogues raisonnés, exhibition and sales catalogues, public and private collection catalogues, journals, photographs, slides, board minutes, as well as information files for each painting and sculpture in the permanent collection.

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The Scottish National Gallery Library’s journal collection is included in the SALSER and SUNCAT online catalogues.

Opening hours

The library is open to visitors by appointment, Monday to Friday, 10am-12.30pm and 2pm-4.30pm.

To visit the library, please contact the librarian to make an appointment.

The Scottish National Gallery Research Library will be closed to the public between 25th August and 14th September. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.