Information Services

2021 Services at at the Centre for Research Collections

The CRC Reading Room is now open and face to face services have resumed.

A photo of one of the digital smartboards in the Centre for Research Collections Reading Room. The smartboard is displaying a white piece of paper with hand written writing on it.

The Visitor Information page has more details on opening hours and availability.

The CRC provides ceiling-mounted and desktop visualisers for both live and pre-recorded teaching with collections, online and in person. These allow for multiple participants to view collection objects and texts up close in very fine detail that would be difficult to recreate in a normal lecture or consultation setting. 

The visualisers use their own software, readily installed on the PCs and are compatible with Blackboard Collaborate, Microsoft Teams and Zoom Enterprise. CRC staff can provide introductory training on equipment usage. 

Please direct any academic colleagues interested in using collections for teaching in 2021/22, to get in touch as soon as possible to ensure availability. See the Centre for Research Collections website for the enquiries form.


Fran Baseby, CRC Service Manager, Library & University Collections.