Search & Explore the Collections
Learn more about the collections we care for.
Search the Collections
This page provides links to the relevant catalogues for each collection.
A selection of thematic resources for the University's collections.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Edinburgh University Library’s rare book collections are internationally important and include many books found nowhere else. The Centre for Research Collections (CRC) is an ideal place to conduct research on rare books.
The University of Edinburgh holds some of the world’s most important archives and manuscript collections, providing unique resources for the study of a wide range of disciplines, cultures, technologies, people, and places.
Discover over 8,000 works of art collected over 400 years in the University Art Collection.
Musical Instrument Collection
Information about how to explore the collections including access to the online catalogue and instrument images.
Lothian Health Services Archive
Lothian Health Services Archive holds the historically important local records of NHS hospitals and other health-related material.
Details of recent acquisitions to support teaching and research.
Meeting backgrounds from the Collection
Digital images to liven up your Zoom or Microsoft Teams meetings
Over 40,000 items in the collections have been photographed by the Digital Imaging Unit.