Staff and students

Visitor services

All staff and students are entitled to visit and use the University’s archive collections for their research.  Please view details of our opening hours, regulations and facilities if you are planning to visit us. There is also wi-fi access for University of Glasgow staff and students in our Thurso Street searchroom.

Archive skills guide

This guide is designed to help students to acquire the skills to find and use archives.

Course materials

Archive collections support the teaching and research of the University.  We provide guides as starting points for users wishing to understand the extent and nature of material available for a particular course.  Teaching staff are invited to contact us to discuss guides and digitised resources for topics not yet listed and to arrange archive research skill workshops. We're currently running a survey - have your say on how we can best help you and how you'd like to use our collections for teaching in 2020/21.

University history

We are the guardians of the University corporate memory back to foundation in 1451.  We have created the University of Glasgow Story website and are filling it with stories of people, places and events. This is only a small fraction of the information we have so if you don’t find what you need, please ask us for help.
We can assist in sourcing material on our illustrious past for speeches, historical displays and powerpoint presentations.  The University Archive is regularly used for reunions, conferences, public lectures and VIP visits.  Posters on University connections with Japan are available as an illustration of our work.  Please contact us to discuss your ideas.

University Records Centre

Use of the Records Centre, is open to University of Glasgow staff.  Its purpose is to provide cheaper, off campus storage for the long-term maintenance of and access to files with continuing fiscal, legal, administrative and historical value.

Student Placements

More information here

Collections Placements Project

The Learning and Teaching-funded project ‘Developing critical thinking through personalized learning using the University of Glasgow’s Unique & Distinctive Collections’ aims to scope a scalable and sustainable model for work-related learning (WRL) placement provision across the University, using its heritage collections.

The Hunterian, Archive Services and Special Collections are working together on this project to... read more