Information Services

Centre for Research Collections

The Centre for Research Collections (CRC) is the main space for anyone using the University of Edinburgh’s historic collections.

The Collections

Salvesen   Photo Album showing whalers
An overview of the diverse collections available at the CRC.


This page provides links to the relevant catalogues for each collection.

Visitor Information

Readers   consulting a manuscript
The Centre for Research Collections is located on the 6th floor of the University of Edinburgh Main Library.


The Centre for Research Collections offers a range of services and facilities for its users.

Research Resources

Image of letters written by Lady Grange detailing her kidnapping
A selection of resources relevant for research into the CRC's collections.

Volunteers and Interns

Volunteers   receiving training in the conservation studio
Volunteers and Interns are an important part of the CRC and contribute a great deal towards our overall success.

Events & Exhibitions

Current and forthcoming events and exhibitions at the University of Edinburgh Main Library.

Transfers and Donations

papers in box
We accept additions to our collections by transfer and donation.




CRC on Social Media





See our Social Media page for collection and project specific social media accounts.