8.16 Information services

This category covers those functions within Edinburgh Napier University that provide access to information for the student body and both academic and administrative staff. These include libraries, computing services, archive services and information support services.

These functions may be managed separately from each other, or in various combinations. These services routinely explain their facilities (and the conditions of their use) to students, staff and general public and it is information of this nature that is included within this category.

Library facilities

Availability and conditions of use of library facilities. Information about who can access systems and services including:

  • external users and the facilities that they can access 
  • opening hours of libraries 
  • general rules and conditions of use e.g. smoking, drinking, eating, use of mobile phones, policies with regard to law such as copyright, use of national / external services 
  • regulations for use of Learning Information Services

Fee: FREE

Information withheld: NONE

Computing facilities 

Availability and conditions of use of computing facilities including information about:
  • who can access systems and services 
  • what facilities they can access 
  • opening hours of microlabs 
  • general rules and conditions of use e.g.:smoking, drinking, eating, use of mobile phones, policies with regard to law such as mail spamming / bombing 
  • computing code of practice 
  • data protection rules 
  • use of national/external services 
  • details of logging, monitoring and procedures followed in case of breach of conditions of use should also be included here (e.g. RIPA)

Further information about computing facilities, policies and regulations can be found on MyNapier, the Computing Facilities online pages and Information Services intranet pages.

Fee: FREE

Information withheld: NONE

Other information facilities 

Find out more about availability and conditions of use of facilities.

Fee: FREE

Information withheld: NONE

Major strategy documents 

High-level aims and strategies of information services units. The University's Communications and Information Technology Strategy. See our Intranet site for further information or email us at foi@napier.ac.uk.

Fee: FREE

Information withheld: NONE

Collections 

Scope of major collections held by the University. Guides and catalogues to collections, including the library public access catalogue. Access arrangements, including charges. 

 For further information email us at foi@napier.ac.uk.

Fee: FREE

Information withheld: Material referenced by catalogues will generally be exempted as "otherwise accessible" under s.25 of the Act, since it is available in terms of the "Library Facilities" Class above.

Collection strategy 

Collection management and preservation strategies. Request any documents via email to foi@napier.ac.uk.

Fee: FREE

Information withheld: NONE

Other archive facilities and special collections 

Materials held in the University's special collections. This category includes information about archival material relating to our business. It also includes information about third party archive material gifted to Edinburgh Napier University for permanent preservation, subject to access restrictions placed by the donor. In addition it covers archival catalogues (manual or online) or other material describing archival collections.

Individual schools or departments may have local special collections including guides and catalogues to other archive facilities and special collections. Email foi@napier.ac.uk for further information on these including access arrangements and charges. This includes our Edward Clark collection which consists of:

  • around 5000 items illustrating the development of the book from the 15th century 
  • the development of typography 
  • the techniques of printing illustrations 
  • fine bindings

We also have a War Poets Collection which includes:

  • first edition books and poetry volumes by Sassoon, Owen and selected contemporary poets 
  • biographies and published letters 
  • photographs and memorabilia relating to the war poets and the history of the Craiglockhart building 
  • anthologies of poetry and prose 
  • critical works information regarding the Craiglockhart building and site 
  • information about individuals with connections to Craiglockhart

Read our War Poets collections policy. For more information email foi@napier.ac.uk.

Fee: FREE

Information withheld: Material referenced by catalogues will generally be exempted as "otherwise accessible" under s.25 of the Act, since it is available in terms of the "Library Facilities" Class above.

Open archives 

There are no open archives.

Archive facilities 

Description of the University's archive facilities. Policy in preparation.