Centre for Research Collections
The Centre for Research Collections (CRC) is the main space for anyone using the University of Edinburgh’s cultural and heritage collections.
The Centre for Research Collections is located on the 6th floor of the University of Edinburgh Main Library.
The CRC provides a broad range of services, supporting teaching with collections, international research and projects.
Overview of Collections & Digital Images
The CRC provides access to a diverse range of collections.
Search the Collections
This page provides links to the relevant catalogues for each collection.
The Sir Charles Lyell Collection
Discover the Sir Charles Lyell Collection and learn about our work to preserve and make accessible this internationally significant archive and geological specimen collection.
Collecting Covid-19 Initiative
Staff and students are being asked to share how their lives have changed during Covid-19 outbreak.
Teaching and Seminar Facilities
Teaching with collections in a hybrid environment.
Digital Scholarship Centre
Engagement, Collaboration, Training
A selection of resources relevant for research into the CRC's collections.
Conservators at the CRC work to preserve the collections through both preventive and interventive treatments.