Resources in the University
As a fully matriculated student, there are a number of resources available to you across the University.
The University has one of the largest and most important academic libraries in the world, housing around three million printed volumes and a growing number of electronic resources.
All MSc taught students can request 20 interlibrary loans per year free of charge, postgraduate research students can request 30.
Main Library postgraduate study space
There is a dedicated area for Postgraduate study on the 5th floor of the Main Library.
Group study space
Study space for groups is available in the Main Library, at King’s Buildings and in teaching rooms across the campus. Some rooms can be booked in advance.
Information Services provides open-access computers across campus for use by students, staff and visitors to the University.
Information Services has two uCreate resource centres. The centres provide multimedia and specialist IT facilities on a self-service basis.
Centre for Research Collections
The Centre for Research Collections (CRC) is the main space for anyone using the University of Edinburgh’s historic collections.
The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities
IASH was established in 1969 to promote interdisciplinary research in the humanities and social sciences at the University of Edinburgh.
Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Edinburgh University is home to one of the largest communities of medieval and renaissance specialists internationally, with over 70 members of staff actively pursuing research in this field.