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Name: National Library of Scotland - AA11622
Address: George IV Bridge
Edinburgh
EH1 1EW
GB
Phone: +44 1316233700
Fax: +44 1316233701
General Email: procurement@nls.uk
Website URL: http://www.nls.uk
Title: Procurement & Projects Manager
Address: 57 George IV Bridge
Edinburgh
EH1 1EW
Phone: 0131 623 3708
Fax: 0131 623 3710
Email: l.hamilton@nls.uk
The National Library of Scotland is a reference library with world-class collections. NLS is also Scotland's largest library and one of the major research libraries in Europe.

Our collections range from rare historical documents to online journals, covering every subject. We specialise in Scotland's knowledge, history and culture.

HISTORY


Before the National Library of Scotland, there was the Library of the Faculty of Advocates.

Founded in the early 1680s, the Advocates Library in Edinburgh was formally opened in 1689. Under the 1710 Copyright Act it was given the legal right to claim a copy of every book published in Britain.

In the following centuries, the Library added books and manuscripts to the collections by purchase as well as legal deposit. This created a national library in all but name.

By the 1920s, the upkeep of such a major collection was too much for a private body. With an endowment of £100,000 provided by Sir Alexander Grant of Forres, the library's contents were presented to the nation. The National Library of Scotland was formally constituted by an Act of Parliament in 1925, which was replaced in 2013.

Sir Alexander Grant gave a further £100,000 – making his combined donations the equivalent of around £6 million today – for a new library building to be built on George IV Bridge. Government funding was secured which matched Sir Alexander's donation.

Work on the George IV Bridge building was started in 1938, interrupted by the Second World War, and completed in 1956. By the 1970s, room for the ever-expanding collections was running out, and it was obvious that other premises were needed.

The Causewayside Building opened in the south-side of Edinburgh in two phases, in 1989 and in 1995, at a total cost of almost £50 million, providing much-needed additional working space and storage facilities.

Since 1999, the Library has been answerable to the Scottish Parliament and funded by the Scottish Government. It remains one of only six legal deposit libraries in the United Kingdom and Ireland, and is governed by a board of trustees.

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Low value notice below the EU thresholds Additional documents attached to notice. Postbox can be used for notice.  Supply and Delivery of additional NEXSAN storage hardware for NLS Electronic Legal Deposit 13-Feb-15 04-Feb-15
Low value notice below the EU thresholds Additional documents attached to notice. Postbox can be used for notice.  NLS - Waste Management Services 08-Sep-14 29-Jul-14
Notice published in European Journal Additional documents attached to notice. Postbox can be used for notice.  Full Design, Editing and Production Service for NLS Customer Magazine "Discover NLS" 02-Sep-14 22-Jul-14
Low value notice below the EU thresholds Additional documents attached to notice. Postbox can be used for notice.  NLS George IV Bridge Edinurgh- Provision of Security Services within Exhibition Area -Part B Service 22-Aug-14 14-Jul-14
Low value notice below the EU thresholds Additional documents attached to notice. Postbox can be used for notice.  NLS Cafe Concession Appointment, George IV Bridge Edinburgh 21-May-14 29-Apr-14
Notice published in European Journal Additional documents attached to notice. Postbox can be used for notice.  Supply and Deliver of Archival Folding Boxboard 14-Oct-13 11-Sep-13
Notice published in European Journal Additional documents attached to notice. Postbox can be used for notice.  Provision of On Site Digital Imaging and Processing Services - Mass Digitisation of Bound Materials 24-Sep-13 22-Aug-13
Notice published in European Journal Additional documents attached to notice. Postbox can be used for notice.  NLS Causewayside External Envelope Major Refurbishment - W0049 28-Aug-13 25-Jul-13
Notice published in European Journal Additional documents attached to notice. Postbox can be used for notice.  NLS Facilities Management Contract - Hard Services 23-Jul-13 14-Jun-13
Low value notice below the EU thresholds Additional documents attached to notice. Postbox can be used for notice.  George IV Bridge Fabric Repairs - Appointment of Main Contractor 02-May-13 09-Apr-13
Low value notice below the EU thresholds Additional documents attached to notice. Postbox can be used for notice.  Baden Powell House External Refurbishment – Works 01-Oct-12 20-Sep-12
Low value notice below the EU thresholds Additional documents attached to notice. Postbox can be used for notice.  Provision of Replacement Chillers and Associated Works at George IV Bridge Edinburgh 27-Apr-11 13-Apr-11
Low value notice below the EU thresholds Additional documents attached to notice. Postbox can be used for notice.  Network Hardware Maintenance 17-Sep-10 27-Aug-10
Low value notice below the EU thresholds Additional documents attached to notice.  Replacement Roof and Associated Works at Causewayside Building (Re-Advertisement) 24-May-10 14-May-10
Low value notice below the EU thresholds Additional documents attached to notice.  National Library of Scotland, Provision of Replacement Roof 14-Apr-10 31-Mar-10
Low value notice below the EU thresholds Additional documents attached to notice. Postbox can be used for notice.  Provision of New Data Centre at the National Library of Scotland , Causewayside, Edinburgh 23-Dec-09 16-Dec-09
Low value notice below the EU thresholds Additional documents attached to notice.  Provision of New Data Centre at the National Library of Scotland , Causewayside, Edinburgh 15-Dec-09 15-Dec-09
Low value notice below the EU thresholds Additional documents attached to notice.  Contract for Causewayside Roofing Works 01-Jun-09 19-May-09
Low value notice below the EU thresholds Additional documents attached to notice.  NLS Lawnmarket Lime Render Contract 01-Jun-09 18-May-09
Notice published in European Journal Additional documents attached to notice.  NLS MASS Digitisation of Printed Books 12-Jun-09 13-May-09
Notice published in European Journal  UK-Edinburgh: parcel delivery services 31-Oct-08 17-Oct-08
Notice published in European Journal  UK-Edinburgh: courier services 03-Nov-08 15-Oct-08

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