Edinburgh University Library

Repository code: GB 0237
Address: Special Collections Division, George Square, Edinburgh
Postcode: EH8 9LJ
Telephone: 0131 650 8379
Fax: 0131 650 6863
E-mail: special.collections.library@ed.ac.uk
Enquiries: Head of Special Collections
URL: http://www.lib.ed.ac.uk/lib/resources/collections/specdivision/index.shtml
Strengths: The Edinburgh University Library's unbroken existence since 1580 and its status as a legal deposit library has led to the amassing of a large number of early printed books on many subjects, as well as a substantial and wideranging archival collection, which includes mediaeval, literary and oriental manuscripts, geological, medical and historical material, especially relating to Scotland and the Edinburgh University, and papers relating to Africa. It is the Africa Papers in particular that are of relevance to the field of mission studies, containing as they do the personal papers of many missionaries active during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Mundus collections: 9
Access conditions: A readers ticket is required (a fee may be payable); for further information please refer to:
Appointments should be made in advance.
Wheelchair access is available.
Microfilm and microfiche readers are available, as are an ultra-violet lamp and magnifying glass on request, and table lamps and power points for the use of laptops.
Reprographic orders are accepted at the discretion of Special Collections staff; for further information please refer to:
Opening hours: Termtime: Monday-Friday 09.00-18.00. Vacation: Monday-Friday 09.00-17.00. Closed during the second week of August.