Information Services

Visitor Information

The Centre for Research Collections is located on the 6th floor of the University of Edinburgh Main Library.

Minor Disruption to Collections Access

Unfortunately we are currently unable to provide access to a very small part of the collections which are held at the University Collections Facility. This is due to emergency building repairs. At this time we are unable to confirm when the works will be completed, however we will do our best to keep you informed. Please continue to request items through the Centre for Research Collections and staff will inform you as soon as possible if your item is located in the affected area.

(Updated 14/08/19)

Opening Times & Location

The Centre for Research Collections is located on the 6th floor of the University of Edinburgh Main Library.

Registration and Access

Guidance about how to register to access the University of Edinburgh Main Library and CRC.

Ordering material

How to request material for consultation during your visit.

Self-service Photography and Scanning

Self-service photography of some material is permitted in the Wolfson Reading Room. A self-service scanner is also available.

Handling collections material

Please read and follow these guidelines in order to help us preserve the collections.

Comments, suggestions and complaints

How to comment on, make suggestions or complain about the Centre for Research Collections and how we will respond in accordance with the University Complaints Handling Procedure.