The SPL is a place for our age, and for those to come.

National Poet Liz Lochhead


We have a large lending collection and you can borrow in person or by post. Find out more…


GIFTED: Did you miss the tour of the mystery book sculptures? Catch up, and see some films here.

Explore our exhibitions


Books, pamphlets, magazines, cuttings, CDs… we have a wide selection of resources and formats.

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Need a poem for a wedding?

We will be very happy you help you find the poems you need - or even the ones you have 'lost'. We can also help with all sorts of poetry queries. Whatever your question, just get in touch and we'll do our best to help. Ask us a question…


our online catalogue

Use this search to look for books, pamphlets, CDs, articles and many other items in our collections.