Scope and content
Collection of books, journals, maps and yearbooks. Also SMC library register (1 volume) recording books borrowed from the collection from 1935-2007.
It includes historical and current publications by the Scottish Mountaineering Club and Scottish Mountaineering Trust along with a vast library of books on: technical and philosophical aspects of mountaineering, climbing, skiing, hill walking and other outdoor pursuits; fiction and literature; biographies and autobiographies; travel and exploration from all over the world which includes an extensive collection of Scottish texts; history of mountaineering; antiquarian collection of 18th century Scottish travel and tour books.
The Scottish Mountaineering Club continues to add materials to this collection on a regular basis, mainly through donations from its members, authors and publishers.
System of arrangement
The existing arrangement of the books has been retained as closely as possible by subject or geographical area. The journals are arranged in alphabetical order. The SMC guidebooks are arranged chronologically, other guidebooks are arranged geographically.