Fountainbridge Library

Fountainbridge Library, 137 Dundee Street, Edinburgh, EH11 1BG

This important example of modern Scottish architecture was built between 1937 and 1940 and was a state-of-the-art library when it opened; it continues to serve its local community today.

For digital visitors wishing to explore the Library, it will be celebrated for this year’s virtual Doors Open Days in a series of short videos on the Edinburgh Library’s YouTube channel called ‘‘Behind Closed Doors’ and ‘Up Secret Stairs’  revealing various aspects of the building usually hidden from view. You can view the first of these below.

If you would like even more information, there is also a blog explaining its original layout and uses, including a concert hall for an audience of 400, an online exhibition of exterior and interior photographs taken in 1940 and a Twentieth-Century Society Building of the Month feature (available from 1 October).


(Photo credit: ©FotoFling Scotland – Richard Findlay)