An overview of the diverse collections available at the CRC.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Edinburgh University Library’s rare book collections are internationally important and include many books found nowhere else. The Centre for Research Collections (CRC) is an ideal place to conduct research on rare books.
Our Archives collections comprise both those created by the University itself and those we have acquired from external sources. They represent a rich record of human activity covering many disciplines, locations and periods.
Discover over 2,500 works of art collected over 400 years in the University Art Collection.
Musical Instrument Collection
Information about how to explore the collections including access to the online catalogue and instrument images.
Lothian Health Services Archive
Lothian Health Services Archive holds the historically important local records of NHS hospitals and other health-related material.
Over 40,000 items in the collections have been photographed by the Digital Imaging Unit.
New College Special Collections
New College Library Special Collections include manuscripts and archives, rare books, theses, photographs and objects.
We hold theses presented for most higher degrees at the University of Edinburgh. Use this page to understand the different ways of locating theses of interest to you.