Centre for Research Collections

Access to University of Edinburgh cultural and heritage collections.

The Centre for Research Collections is an access point for the University’s cultural and heritage collections, including archives, art, manuscripts, musical instruments and rare books.

The CRC is also home to the Digital Scholarship Centre, a collaborative space for the University community to use for events, training and knowledge sharing.

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Free or paid for:

Free (fee for digitisation services)

Product Features

  • Access to physical collections (for those internal and external to UoE)
  • Digitisation (fees apply) and Image Licensing (no fees)
  • Object-based teaching spaces
  • Access to collection data sets (in development)
  • Delivery of specialist teaching by professional staff
  • Professional standards and best practice for collections care and cataloguing
  • Project partnerships
  • Enquiries service for remote users
  • Digital Preservation advice

Applicable Disciplines

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences 
  • Business, Management and Accounting 
  • Computer Sciences 
  • Energy 
  • Immunology and Microbiology 
  • Psychology
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance 
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 
  • Health Professions 
  • Material Science 
  • Neuroscience
  • Physics and Astronomy 
  • Mathematics 
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 
  • Environmental Science 
  • Social Sciences 
  • Arts and Humanities 
  • Chemical Engineering 
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences 
  • Engineering 
  • Nursing
  • Chemistry
  • Medicine 
  • Veterinary 

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Terms & Conditions

The Library Regulations govern the use of all University of Edinburgh Library facilities and resources by staff, students and anyone else authorised to use them.

Support and Training Available

  • Training and development through internships, volunteering and work placements
  • 1-1 support with finding collections and using collection-specific catalogues
  • Taster and Introductory sessions for student / academic groups on professional disciplines
  • Phone: +44 (0)131 650 8379