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About the Scottish Poetry Library

Interior of the Scottish Poetry LibraryThe Edwin Morgan Archive is the latest addition to the Scottish Poetry Library's extensive collection.

The Scottish Poetry Library started in 1984 with two members of staff and 300 books, in a single room. Now based in award-winning premises in the heart of Edinburgh's literary quarter, it houses an unrivalled lending and reference collection of 35,000 items of Scottish and international poetry.

The Library is free to use and fully accessible. We provide an online catalogue, an informative and accessible website, a friendly, expert inquiry service, a postal lending service and an extensive events and education programme.

Scottish Poetry Library website