Information for undergraduates

Student Research Rooms

Information about the Student Research Rooms (SRR) in our building.

Access to the Student Research Rooms (SRR) is via Floor 2M 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 18:00 (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.


Many of these books are available for borrowing by staff and students of the School of History, Classics and Archaeology.  Please contact the student volunteers on duty between 10:00 and 18:00 (Mon-Fri), if you would like to borrow a book or consult any of the books held behind glass doors. If no volunteers are available, please contact the School Office,


Suggestions for the improvement of the SRR are welcome. Please send these to the School Office at

Book collections

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

Archaeology Collection

The Archaeology Book Collection.

Anthropological Studies Collection

The Anthropology Collection

Brown and Forrest Collection

Brown and Forrest Collection of Late Antique and Medieval History.

History of Conflict and War Collection

A collection of outstanding titles on the history of war and conflict in the twentieth century

Compton Collection

The Compton Collection of American History

Michael Flinn Collection

Michael Flinn Collection of Economic and Social History.

Scottish History Collection

Scottish History Book Collection

Sellar and Goodhart Collection

Sellar and Goodhart Collection for Classics

Jim McMillan Collection

The Jim McMillan Collection of European History