Information Services

Digitisation Services

The University Library offers the following digitisation and scanning services.  

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Cultural Heritage Digitisation Service

The Cultural Heritage Digitisation Service produces and makes accessible high quality images, scans, videos, and 3D models of rare and unique research collections acquired or created by the University of Edinburgh.

See what the Cultural Heritage Digitisation Service offers



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E-reserve Scanning

The E-reserve Service scans chapters and articles on behalf of course organisers, copyright law permitting, for use in teaching.  

Visit E-reserve Scanning




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University Collections Facility Thesis Scanning

The Library offers an in-house scanning service for users requiring copies of University of Edinburgh theses for theses not available in the Edinburgh Research Archive.

Learn about University Collections Facility Thesis Scanning 



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Accessibility Scanning

Accessibility Scanning of texts is available to students through the University's Student Disability Services department.

Visit Student Disability Service for information on support



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uCreate Studio 

uCreate Studio is located on the 1st Floor of the Main Library, and are the University of Edinburgh’s Community Makerspace. They offer equipment, advice, training, and support to help students make (almost) anything.

Learn about the uCreate Studio 



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uCreate Self-Service

The uCreate Self-Service area is located on the 1st Floor of the Main Library, and offers students the chance print their own posters, use design software, and scan film and documents to high resolution.

Visit uCreate Self-Service 



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Self-Service Photocopying

Self-Service Photocopying is available at multiple locations within the Main University Library, and throughout the campus.

Explore Self-Service Photocopying