Information Services

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.

Self-Service Photography

If you would like to take photographs of collection items during your visit, please speak to a member of invigilating staff who will provide you with the relevant documentation.

Please note, some material may not be photographed:

  • Lothian Health Services Archive
  • Edinburgh University Press publications
  • University of Edinburgh theses
  • Items covered by the Data Protection Act
  • Iconic collection items

Self-Service Scanner

The Wolfson Reading Room has a book scanner which readers are welcome to use, subject to terms and conditions. The scanner allows you to save images to a USB stick as pdf files. Please speak to a member of invigilating staff for guidance.

Please note:

  • The scanner requires a USB stick
  • Certain items may not be scanned - CRC staff will advise
  • Readers may not bring their own scanners to use