HES Archives and Library

  • John Sinclair House, 16 Bernard Terrace, Edinburgh EH8 9NX

  • 0131 651 6872

Opening times and getting here

Book your visit 

Bookings to see archive items must be made in advance. You do not need to make an appointment to browse our library or speak to a member of staff during our opening hours.

To make a booking, please use our online booking form and detail all the material you want to consult. We will check your request and confirm by email the availability of all the material. Please do not make a travel booking until we have confirmed the accessibility of the material.

Opening times

Monday: Pre-booked group visits only

Tuesday to Friday: 10am to 4pm (by appointment to view archival material)


Saturday and Sunday

Getting to HES Archives and Library

John Sinclair House
16 Bernard Terrace

HES Archives and Library is located off South Clerk Street in Newington, Edinburgh.

Limited car parking is available for visitors to the rear of the building.

Please note, we are located within the City of Edinburgh Low Emission Zone for vehicles.

National Grid reference: NT 26 4726

Telephone: 0131 651 6872

Email: archives@hes.scot 

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Opening times

Tues to Fri: 10am to 4pm, advance booking required.

Sat to Mon: Closed


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