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Facilities and resources

At the University of Edinburgh, you will have access to one of the largest and most important academic libraries in the world. We have 17 libraries covering different subject areas, each featuring study spaces and computing facilities.

With a worldwide reputation for our work across a range of computer-based disciplines, our students enjoy access to a highly sophisticated level of computing potential. Over 1,000 open-access computers form part of the largest campus network in Britain. If you have gaps in your IT knowledge, we provide a range of courses and support. The University provides:

  • Over 1,000 open-access machines
  • 20 open-access computer labs
  • 24-hour computer access in key locations
  • Wireless connection at several sites across campus
  • Personal email addresses
  • Laptops for loan and onsite use in our main library
  • Windows and Apple computers
  • Online access to lecture notes, assessment and course information

Societies and sport

For sport and fitness, our resources and facilities are among the best of any UK university. Whether you want to compete at national level in a team or individual sport or simply want to visit the gym occasionally, you will find what you are looking for here at the University. We have 65 sports clubs and were awarded the coveted 5* for sport and exercise provision in the 2007 Times Good University Guide.

Our superb facilities include:

  • State-of-the-art gyms
  • A residential centre for outdoor activities
  • A swimming pool
  • Extensive playing fields
  • A sports injury clinic

Health and welfare

The University takes the health and welfare of its students very seriously. Every student is assigned to a Personal Tutor who will be the main source of academic and other advice throughout their University career.

The University Health Centre has its own team of doctors, nurses and dentists. Chaplains and student counsellors are also available.


The University Accommodation Service arranges the assignment of places in halls of residence, private lodgings and flats around the city.