Information Services

'We have great stuff' colouring book

An openly licensed resource created by University of Edinburgh students and staff for everyone to enjoy.

Three students holding up their brightly coloured-in illustrations

The Information Services Group (ISG) have launched a brand new colouring book entitled 'We have great stuff'. All the illustrations in this book are inspired by items and images within the University's collections and were created by both students and staff during the Festival of Creative Learning Week 2019.

Last week students were invited to take a break from their exam revision and come along to a relaxing colouring book session at King’s Buildings. The event was run in partnership with WellComm at King’s who kindly provided on-site support and advice.

'We have great stuff' front cover featuring an illustration of a bird being coloured in with pencils

Where to get the book

There are free copies of the book now available at the Main Library, Argyle House, St Cecilia’s Hall and other University library locations. Alternatively you can download a PDF version of the 'We have great stuff' colouring book.

Project website

For more news about the project and additional resources please visit the dedicated website.

Colouring Books

Flickr album

There are over 30 high-resolution (300 dpi) colouring book images available for you to download, reuse and share. All these images are Copyright © The University of Edinburgh, but openly licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Colouring book Flickr album

CC BY licence

Mental Health Awareness Week (13-19 May)

For Mental Health Awareness Week ISG are hosting two more colouring book drop-in sessions at Argyle House. The dates are Tuesday 16th and Thursday 16th May, both events will be held in room EW07 (ground floor).

No booking is required and the event is open to all University of Edinburgh students and staff. Art materials, tea and coffee all provided.

Attendees will be given a free copy of the ‘We have great stuff’ book to continue their colouring-in after the workshop ends.

These sessions are brought to you by ISG as part of the Healthy Working Lives initiative.

‘We have great stuff’ colouring book events

Mental Health Awareness Week


(Ed. this article was originally published on 24 Oct, 2019)