National Library of Scotland photos, 1930s building by Reginald Fairle Architect, Location, Date, Images

National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh

20th Century Building on George IV Bridge, Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

post updated 5 November 2023

Location: George IV Bridge

Dates built: 1934-39; 1950-55

Design: Reginald Fairle Architect; A.R.Conlon Architect

National Library Edinburgh

Contact infomration:

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

Phone: 0131 623 3700

National Library of Scotland
architecture photograph © Adrian Welch, architect

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
building photograph © Adrian Welch 2006

Details of principal facade relief by Hew Lorimer:
National Library Scotland building
building picture © 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 2006

National Library of Scotland context: Edinburgh Library, George IV Bridge
George IV Bridge building
George IV Bridge building photo © Adrian Welch, 2006

View from outside Edinburgh Library looking south down George IV Bridge towards Augustine Church:
George IV Bridge
George IV Bridge property photograph © Adrian Welch, 2006

The Old Town architecture context includes the Augustine Church on George IV Bridge.

NLS Causewayside Building Design

NLS Causewayside Building in the Scottish Capital

National Library of Scotland, Causewayside
Design: 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.

National Library of Scotland
NLS Causewayside building image from Hypostyle Architects

National Portrait Gallery

Mitchell Library in central Glasgow (located on the west side of the M8 in the city centre)

Another Edinburgh Library: Edinburgh University Library

Scottish Capital Building Designs

Scottish Capital Property Designs – recent architectural selection below, taken from this website:

Edinburgh Home Demonstrator Project
Edinburgh Home Demonstrator Project

Rowanbank Gardens Edinburgh Property
Rowanbank Gardens Edinburgh Housing

BMA Scotland HQ
Design: John Robertson Architects (JRA)
British Medical Association HQ Edinburgh

West Town Edinburgh 20-minute neighbourhood
West Town Edinburgh 20-minute neighbourhood

1 Broughton Market short term let apartments
1 Broughton Market short term let apartments

Comments / photos for the National Library of Scotland Architecture in central Edinburgh, Lothian, United Kingdom, page welcome.