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South Asian Studies

Welcome to the South Asian Studies subject guide - your guide to using the library resources, services and facilities for your subject.

Where are the South Asian Studies books?

The Main Library holds the majority of books for South Asian Studies. Most of these books are on the 2nd floor or in the HUB (High Use Book) Collection on the ground floor.

The most common shelfmarks for South Asian Studies start with:

DS History of Asia
HQ The family, marriage, women, etc.
HV Social and public welfare, criminology, etc.

Remember the Library has access to thousands of e-books which you can access via DiscoverEd.

Getting to know the Main Library

A scrollable online tour of the Main Library to help you familiarise yourself with the building and its facilities, services and resources.

Other University of Edinburgh Libraries

There are 10 other site libraries at the University that you can visit and use. 

Edinburgh College of ArtMoray House libraryInternal photo of New College LibraryRoyal infirmary Library

Centre for Research Collections

The Centre for Research Collections (CRC) is the main space for anyone using the University of Edinburgh's historic and special collections, including rare books and manuscripts, University of Edinburgh archives, personal and institutional archives, Lothian Health Services Archives, University of Edinburgh PhD theses, art collection, musical instrument collection and more.

The CRC are based on the 6th floor, Main Library.

Ragamala Paintings, Mid-Late 18th Century (shelfmark: Or.Ms 114) © University of Edinburgh. See original image.