Information Services

Cultural & Heritage Collections

How to access the University's unique cultural and heritage collections, including the Centre for Research Collections.

Centre for Research Collections

Consulting a rare book in the CRC
The Centre for Research Collections (CRC) is the main space for anyone using the University of Edinburgh’s cultural and heritage collections.

School of Scottish Studies Archives

The School of Scottish Studies was established in 1951, at the University of Edinburgh, to collect, preserve, research, and publish material relating to the cultural traditions and folklore of Scotland.

Museums and Galleries

St Cecilia's Hall Harpsichord
The University of Edinburgh is home to around 200,000 artefacts, works of art, potted material, models, specimens, musical instruments and scientific apparatus.

New College Library Special Collections

New College Library Special Collections include manuscripts and archives, rare books, theses, photographs and objects.