Basic Site Details

Name: Scottish Central Library
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Status: A Listed
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 4Carnegie Library  
Item 2 of 4National Library Of Scotland  
Item 3 of 4Scottish Central Library For Students  
Item 4 of 4The Great Tenement  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2Fisher's CloseYes 
Item 2 of 2312-320, LawnmarketYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 31950December 1951Plans dated 
Item 2 of 3November 19501953 Major alterations
Item 3 of 35 November 1953 Opened 


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 3George AnnandArchitectA19501953Major alterations
Item 2 of 3James Grant ShearerArchitectA19501953Major alterations
Item 3 of 3Shearer & AnnandArchitectural practiceA19521953Major alterations


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Carnegie UK Trust 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp198

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIAS QuarterlyFebruary 195495Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS)p25

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register29240 
Item 2 of 2National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSShearer and Annand CollectionSA 1950/59/1-14