Win a University of Edinburgh Hoodie!

At the Library pop up session this afternoon Leisa and Serena will be there to talk to you about how to get involved with library work and projects.

Leisa will be there from the Development and Alumni department and will be talking about what they do to fundraise for the Library and how students can help with this work.  Leisa will also be joined by one of her colleagues from Alumni engagement.

Serena co-ordinates the volunteers and interns who work with the Library and all of the collections – if you’ve ever thought about a career in libraries, museums or archives, this is your opportunity to find out more!


Jamie – one of our lovely interns!

And if that isn’t enough, we’re also offering the chance to win a University of Edinburgh hoodie – just pop along this afternoon between 2-4pm to find out how.  The winner will be announced at the end of the session at 4pm!

Centre for Research Collections – an introduction


The Centre for Research Collection is the main space for anyone wanting to access Edinburgh University’s incredibly varied heritage collections, which encompass everything from archives, rare books and manuscripts, to historical musical instruments, art works and even some of the mould from which Alexander Fleming derived penicillin!

On Tuesday the 16th September we will be holding a pop-up session where you can see some of these great treasures and talk to members of staff about how you can access the collection.

We will be showcasing a 500 year old illuminated Book of Hours, early editions of works by Shakespeare and Tolkien, as well as a “pamphlet battle” from the 1930’s.

Hobbit 2

Join us from 10am to 12pm on Tuesday 16th September to get a taste of the fantastic items held by the University!

You can also browse our online image collection, or connect with us via Facebook or Twitter.