The University of Edinburgh's rare and unique collections catalogue online.

About the University Collections

Special Collections include manuscripts and archives, rare books, photographs, printed and handwritten music, architectural drawings, theses and microfilms. The collections relate to University of Edinburgh and its history, and to Scotland and the wider world.

In total we have about 35 kilometres of historic material, much of which cannot be found anywhere else in the world.

University Collections Online

We aim to represent all of the University's rare and unique collections on this site, where possible there are links to websites where you can view the items within the collection.

Centre for Research Collections

Further information about the Centre for Research Collections.


Centre for Research Collections
Edinburgh University Library,
George Square,
Tel:: +44(0)131 650 8379
Fax: +44(0)131 650 2922