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.
Following the Main Library’s designation as an essential research lab for the humanities, the Centre for Research Collections has been asked to lead on the return to library services on campus. It was recognised that the CRC already has in place easily adaptable handling procedures, safety equipment and staff expertise on providing safe access to collections that will be deployed to create a safe research environment.
Face-to-face services at the CRC have now resumed. Please read the guidance on our Visitor Information pages carefully.
Following government advice, face-to-face services at the School of Scottish Studies Archives & Library, and the University Collections Facility remain closed at this time. Please note, most staff remain working from home and do not have access to collections.
- We are still monitoring our email enquiries (email@example.com) 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 the impact of COVID-19 on wider library services are available on a dedicated webpage.
Collecting Covid-19 Initiative
Overview of Collections & Digital Images
Search the Collections
The Sir Charles Lyell Collection
Teaching and Seminar Facilities
Services (Enquiries, Digitisation, Collections Development)
Digital Scholarship Centre