Student Research Rooms

Our dedicated and informal study areas and computer labs are complemented by a host of other study resources nearby.

HCA Views of the Student Research Rooms

Access to the Student Research Rooms (SRR) is via Floor 2M and 3 of the School’s accommodation at Doorway 4, Teviot Place.

All staff and students of the School of History, Classics and Archaeology are welcome to use the SRR for study and consultation of the book collections.

Access to the SRR is linked to your access to the building.  For undergraduate students this is limited to the hours  from 08:00 to 17:50 (Monday to Friday) for safety and security reasons.

If you need help in finding Library materials for your courses, please contact the School’s Academic Support Librarian, Caroline Stirling, who is based in the Main Library, George Square.

For everyone to be able to use the rooms safely and efficiently we would ask that you follow these guidelines.

Borrowing books

Many of these books are available for borrowing by staff and students of the School of History, Classics and Archaeology.  Please contact Clare Wilson, the Student Research Room Coordinator if you would like to borrow a book or consult any of the books held behind glass doors, or approach one the SRR volunteers.


Suggestions for the improvement of the SRR are welcome. Please send these to Clare Wilson


The SRR has a blog where you can find out more about the collections and activities.

SRR blog

Book collections

The SRR contains nine collections of books from previous class libraries and special collections donated to the School over many years. The collections are listed below.

Main Library

Located just off George Square, the School is conveniently situated for access to the University’s Main Library. Home to many unique collections, the Library's extensive modernisation has included additions such as study pods, improved computer facilities and new cafe and social areas.

Other resources for research

The School is also fortunate to be situated close to a number of institutions providing excellent research resources: