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Messages! National Poetry Day Thursday 6 October...

National Poetry Day is Thursday 6 October 2016. Download our free posters, activities and learning ideas on this year's theme of MESSAGES! Find out more…

Visiting the library

After an extensive refurbishment, our building is once again open to the public.
We are open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays 10-5; Thursdays 10-7; Saturdays 10-4. For further details, please visit our Find Us page. Contributions to our building fund are still very welcome. Find out more here

SPL Shop

A selection of unique books, and special items for you, your friends and your family.

Treat yourself!

How can we help you?

Lost a poem? Need a poem? Looking for some advice? Doing some research on a poet? We are always happy to help with any poetry-related enquiries you may have.

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Literary Europe Live

We're delighted to be part of the Literary Europe Live Creative Europe supported platform project which brings together sixteen literary festivals and venues from around Europe to foster and encourage programming that reflects the richness and diversity of the European literary landscape. It will also highlight and support outstanding emerging literary talent and develop live and digital audiences for writing in translation. See our Projects page for details and find out more here.

Become our friend

Anyone can use the library free of charge, but by becoming a Friend of the Scottish Poetry Library, you can help provide vital support for our work and receive many benefits. Find out more…