Collections for Scandinavian studies at the University of Edinburgh.
The main collections of Scandinavian material (books and journals) are held in the Main Library, George Square.
Some older books are located in the Library Research Annexe from where items can be requested. All the materials are listed in the online catalogue.
Collection locations during the redevelopment of the Main Library
Due to the Main Library Redevelopment Project, books that are classified in the Library of Congress (LC) scheme (e.g. PD1503 Tor.) are located on the 4th floor (shelfmark P-Z) and 2nd floor (shelfmark A-N, from 6 September 2010 onwards).
The P-Z sequence will be moved to their final location on the 3rd floor once this floor is redeveloped in summer 2011.
Older books that are classified in the Dewey decimal scheme (e.g. .4011(48) Bor.) are temporarily on the 4th floor but from January 2011 onwards will be relocated to the Library Research Annexe.
High Use Books (HUB) collection, located on the ground floor of the Main Library, consists of HUB Reserve (3 hour loan) and HUB Short Loan (7 day loan) books as well as offprints and videos. Undergraduate course books on Reserve for Scandinavian studies are located in this collection.
Locations of other collections
Journals are in compact shelving on the lower ground floor except the current issues of a selection of the most titles which are on display on the first floor.
Reference works such as dictionaries, encyclopaedias and bibliographies are classified in the LC scheme and interfiled with the general LC lending stock.
Manuscripts are held in the Centre for Research Collections (CRC).
Exam Papers Bound volumes of printed exam papers up to 2004/5 are at shelfmark Per. 37 with the journal collection on the lower ground floor. Exam papers from 2004 onwards are available online.
Sigfus Blondal Collection Located in the Centre for Research Collections (CRC), this is a collection of about 3,000 books, journals and pamphlets on Icelandic and Scandinavian studies.
Most material appears in the online catalogue. To browse the catalogue for items in this collection, select the Simple Search option and do the search by shelfmark. The sequence of shelfmarks for this collection ranges from LL.100.2.2 to LL.108.7.9.
Centre for Research Collections: special collections