Centre for Research Collections

The Centre is a dedicated space to use and research the University’s historic collections. The centre offers access to and use of the rare books, manuscripts, archives, art and musical instrument collections. It is based on the 6th Floor of the University Library.


Main University Library, George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9LJ


Opening times are based on the academic timetables due to its use in teaching and research. For specific opening information, visit https://www.ed.ac.uk/visit/museums-galleries/research-collections

To use the facility, you’ll need to make an appointment. Please contact them on is-crc@ed.ac.uk

Getting there

There are a limited number of disabled parking spaces adjacent to George Square. In addition, there is ample pay and display parking in the square and surrounding streets.

To find out about bus links, visit www.lothianbuses.com

Visit the University’s website for specific directions and access information.


Visit the University’s website for specific directions and access information.

How to find us

Centre for Research Collections

Edinburgh EH8 9LJ, UK

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