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 virtual visitors wishing to explore the Library from wherever you are sitting now please enjoy a series of eleven short videos specially created by Art curator Alice Strang last year for the Edinburgh Libraries’ 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 videos below.

If you would like even more information about this 20th century architectural gem, 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.


(Photo credit: ©FotoFling Scotland – Richard Findlay)

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