Information Services

Opening Times & Location

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

COVID-19 Closure 17 March 2020

Following recent government advice, we are closing all face-to-face services at the CRC, St Cecilia's Hall, School of Scottish Studies Archives & Library, and the University Collections Facility from 5pm today. Please note, all staff are moving to working from home and will not be on site with collections.

  • We will still be monitoring our email enquiries ( and, where possible, will direct users to relevant online resources.
  • For up to date information about the University of Edinburgh's response to COVID-19 please see the webpages.
  • Information about wider library services will become available shortly on the library webpages.

Semester time

13 January – 3 April 2020

20 April – 22 May 2020

21 September - 21 December 2020

Monday-Wednesday 9am-7pm
Thursday and Friday 9am-5pm
Saturday and Sunday Closed

Vacation time

6 – 17 April 2020

25 May - 18 September 2020

21 December 2020 – 8 January 2021

Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
Saturday and Sunday Closed

Festive Closure 20/21

The CRC will close at 5pm on Wednesday 23rd December 2020. It will re-open on Tuesday 5th January 2021 at 9am. Please note, the CRC email account will not be monitored during this time. We will respond to all enquiries when we re-open in the new year.

Centre for Research Collections

Contact details



Main University Library
George Square

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The information you providewhen contacting us will be used only for purposes of your enquiry. We will not share your personal information with any third party or use it for any other purpose.

We are using information about you because it is necessary respond to your enquiry. By providing your personal data when submitting an enquiry to us, consent for your personal data to be used in this way is implied.

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We will hold the personal data you provided us for 6 years. We do not use profiling or automated decision-making processes. 

If you have any questions, please contact: CRC Services Manager

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