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

Finding books for Biblical Studies

Library of Congress classification for most Biblical Studies topics is BS. However you will find useful material at other classmarks, such as PA for lexicons and PJ for dictionaries.

  • Excellent current and historic collections for Biblical Studies can be accessed at New College Library
  • Some historic and current print collections for Biblical Studies can also be accessed at the Main Library.

Centre for Research Collections

Bible, Ms 9, Genesis to Hester, Centre for Research CollectionsThe 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.

Databases for Biblical Studies

Journals for Biblical Studies

Search DiscoverEd to find print and electronic Biblical Studies Studies journals. These include:

Special Collections at New College Library

New College Library holds an exceptional collection of rare and early Bibles, including Geneva, King James, Cranmer and other versions.

The collections range from Babylonian Talmuds, to polyglot Bibles and an extensive collection of early Greek testaments.
New College Library also holds recent facsimile editions of codexes such as the Codex Vaticanus.
The Paterson Bible Collection contains early Bibles in languages from all over the world, and particularly from Northern Europe where Paterson was a missionary.

Find out more about New College Library Special Collections



Reference books for Biblical Studies

Search DiscoverEd to find print and electronic Biblical Studies reference books, or browse the shelves in the New College Library Hall. These include:

Digital text collections