Information Services

Seminar Room Facilities

The Centre for Research Collections (CRC) has five bookable seminar spaces prioritised for collections-based teaching and learning.

 

 

Capacity

Priority

Access

CRC: Digital Scholarship Centre

Lecture theatre style: 35

Collections-based seminar: 25

Study spaces: 20

Boardroom: 25

Digital Scholarship activities and events

Collections-based activities

Via CRC Reception, 6th floor

CRC: 6th Floor Teaching Room

Lecture theatre style: 30

Collections-based seminar: 20

Study spaces: 16

Boardroom: 20

Teaching with / without collections

Via CRC Reception, 6th floor

CRC: Research Suite

Lecture theatre style: 45

Collections-based seminar: 30

Study spaces: 16

Boardroom: 25

Collections-based teaching

Large Seminars

Public Engagement activities

Via CRC Reception, 6th floor

CRC: 6th Floor Seminar Room

Boardroom: 12

Collections-based teaching

Small groups / seminars

Via CRC Reception, 6th floor

CRC: 5th Floor Seminar Room

Lecture theatre style: 35

Collections-based seminar: 25

Boardroom: 20

Internal collections-based activities

Via 5th floor intercom

Booking Arrangements

To make a booking please use the online booking enquiry form (secured).

Please give as much notice as possible as demand for these rooms can be high. Anyone organising seminars involving original material must register as a CRC user. Rooms are only available Monday-Friday, 9:15am - 4:45pm, on days when the CRC is open.

Due to levels of demand, and the consequent impact on the heritage collections, use of the Centre for Research Collections' seminar facilities for formal teaching is now only available for staff and students of the University of Edinburgh.

Conditions of Use

For seminars involving original material, the organiser should contact CRC at least 3 weeks in advance with a full list of material requested.

The individual leading the seminar is responsible for the collections material and must reamin with the material until it is collected by CRC staff. Normal reading room conditions must be followed (e.g. pencil only for taking notes, use of book supports and gloves as appropriate, no food or drink).

No food or drink can be in the room if collections materials are involved. For meetings not involving collections material, organisers must contact is-crc@ed.ac.uk in advance if refreshments need to be consumed in the room. Food may not be consumed in the seminar spaces at any time. It is the responsibility of the organiser to arrange such refreshments and to clean up any resulting mess using the cleaning materials provided.

Lockers

Lockers are provided in the CRC reception area and in the corridor outside the 5th floor seminar room.