National Library of Scotland, Photo, Architect, Location, Date, Image

National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh

Building on George IV Bridge, Old Town, Edinburgh

National Library Edinburgh

George IV Bridge

1934-39; 1950-55

Reginald Fairle Architect; A.R.Conlon Architect

Address: 57 George IV Bridge, Old Town, Edinburgh EH1 1EW

Phone: 0131 623 3700

National Library of Scotland
photograph © adrian welch

National Library of Scotland in Edinburgh flooded after a pipe burst on the 12th floor. 26 Feb 2009

View of principal (west) facade from northwest:
National Library of Scotland
photo © adrian welch 2006

Details of principal facade relief by Hew Lorimer:
National Library Scotland building
photo © adrian welch 2006

National Library of Scotland visitor centre
Upgrading of entrance hall at 57 George IV Bridge as visitor centre by Gray, Marshall + Associates: Listed Building Consent Application – Minded to Grant 24.09.07 for Trustees Of The National Library Of Scotland

National Library Edinburgh
building image © adrian welch

National Library of Scotland context: Edinburgh Library, George IV Bridge
Edinburgh Library
photo © adrian welch 2006

View from outside Edinburgh Library looking south down George IV Bridge towards Augustine Church:
George IV Bridge
photo © adrian welch 2006

National Library of Scotland context : Augustine Church, George IV Bridge

National Library of Scotland, Causewayside
Hypostyle Architects

The National Library of Scotland (NLS) is the successor to the Library of the Faculty of Advocates, which opened in 1689. The Faculty presented its collection to the nation in 1925 and NLS was formally constituted by Act of Parliament. The Library has been a copyright library since 1710, with the right to claim a copy of every work published in GB.

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National Library of Scotland: Causewayside building – image from Hypostyle Architects

National Library of Scotland architects : Hypostyle




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