We will return bigger and better for EDGE2022



Our intension is to hold Edge 2022 as a face to face conference, subject to prevailing national public health guidance and will publish further information as soon as we can’.


Some of our Thank yous

“I cannot thank all of you enough for your hospitality, thoughtfulness and attention to detail. You made my trip not only very easy but also a really memorable experience with great discussions and connections with colleagues from all over the UK. I very much appreciate having the opportunity to meet the EDGE Team, learning so much about the wonderful services you provide to the residents of Edinburgh.” Vickery Bowles, Canada

“Thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality at the EDGE conference. This was our first time, and I can honestly say we found it really useful. The presentations were very interesting, we made lots of new contacts and the atmosphere was special.  We are looking forward to EDGE 2021 and look forward to hearing from you again” Barbara Pacut, Sirsi

“A wonderful conference. Excellent and thought provoking speakers and an incredibly well organised event make this a real stand out in the Library calendar. You should all be very proud of what you have achieved with EDGE” Helen Smout, Perth & Kinross







Can you afford to miss this? All delegate rates held.

The Importance of EDGE

The Scottish Government believes it is vital that adequate library services are in place across Scotland. Libraries offer crucial support to help people help themselves – to support literacy, digital participation, learning, employability, health, culture and leisure. They can improve the quality of people’s lives and support them to engage in the democratic process.  We are fully aware of the commitment that local authorities have to maintaining good quality, innovative library services and the City of Edinburgh Council is at the forefront of this, having developed the EDGE conference as an opportunity to share good practice and discuss future developments.

Can you afford to miss it?

‘To paraphrase the great poet Apollinaire, whose centenary it is this year …

“Come to the edge,” we said. “We can’t, we’re afraid!” they responded. “Come to the edge,” we said. “We can’t, We will fall!” they responded. “Come to the edge,” we said. And so they came. And he pushed them. And they flew.”



EDGE is not about preaching to the converted:

Book 2 places and receive 10% discount and bring your ELECTED MEMBER to the full conference sessions and Gala Dinner as our guest (worth £350) – a valuable opportunity for political buy-in.

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