New College Library Special Collections
New College Library Special Collections include manuscripts and archives, rare books, theses, photographs and objects.
The collections relate to New College, the School of Divinity at the University of Edinburgh, and the religious life of Scotland and the wider world. In 1962 New College Library's collections were presented to the University of Edinburgh on permanent loan by the Church of Scotland. In total we have over 1 km of historic material, available for consultation in the Funk Reading Room at New College Library.
Visiting Special Collections
How to find New College Library and when we are open.
Special Collections services
How to request items, handle materials and obtain photocopies and digital images.
Catalogues and resources
An overview of the various catalogues for New College Library collections and links to relevant online catalogues and databases.
Rare books and manuscripts
The Special Collections at New College Library are internationally important and include many unique books.
Papers of significant individuals or groups connected to New College, the University and the Church of Scotland.
Objects and pictures
New College Library holds a collection of objects and pictures relating to New College and the Church of Scotland.
At New College Library we are continuing to work on online cataloguing projects for the substantial rare book collections held here.
Exhibitions, tours and talks
Discover New College Library and its Special Collections through our exhibitions, tours and talks.