Welcome to the South Asian Studies subject guide - your guide to using the library resources, services and facilities for your subject.
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.
A scrollable online tour of the Main Library to help you familiarise yourself with the building and its facilities, services and resources.
There are 10 other site libraries at the University that you can visit and use.
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.