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‘The Papermakers’ – Tullis Russell in film

The Tullis Russell Paper Mills Collection (ms38973) contains records in a variety of formats – paper, photographic, audio tapes, VHS tapes and film reels. Previous blogs on Echoes have highlighted […]

24 March 2020Special Collections

Coronavirus response measures: Changes to Library services

To comply with the government’s directive to arrest the spread of Covid-19 and to support the delivery of teaching and assessment in online formats, the Library is making these changes: All Library study spaces are closed and physical collections cannot be accessed. All Library fines have been wiped and no new fines added. All current…

17 March 2020News

Closure of levels in Main Library on 16 and 17 March

On Monday 16 and Tuesday 17 March, level 3 or 4 will be closed (one level will be closed at a time) to allow for essential works to be completed. This work involves drilling and so there may be some noise disruption. Although levels may be closed, Library staff will retrieve any books or other…

12 March 2020News

StAnza Poems Aloud! 2020 winner

Each year, the University Library organises a poetry recital competition for students as part of the StAnza poetry festival. The concept was the brain child of the University Librarian, John MacColl and the competition is now in its seventh year. The students who enter are asked to choose from a list of poems performed by…

11 March 2020News

Spring vacation opening hours

Image by Jenny Elwin Opening hours for the following Library sites will change during Spring vacation from Saturday 14 until Sunday 29 March inclusive: Main Library Monday to Friday, 8am until 10pm (Service Desk, 9am until 5pm) Saturday and Sunday, 10am until 7pm (Service Desk, 11am until 5pm) St Mary’s College Library, incorporating the King James Library…

9 March 2020News

International Women’s Day 2020: Snapshots of Edinburgh District Council Women’s Committee by Franki Raffles

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2020, we pay tribute to the Edinburgh District Council’s Women’s Committee (1984-1996) and feminist photographer Franki Raffles (1955-1994). To begin with, we embark on a […]

8 March 2020Special Collections

Valentine’s feedback: your love letters and break-up letters to the Library

Thank you for writing such lovely letters, we got 53 in total. Below show the themes and some examples! 20 letters professed your love for the library, that it was your second home, and we were with you when others’ weren’t, especially late at night… …but you also told us you have a love/hate relationship…

21 February 2020News

A special visit to the University of St Andrews Library’s Photographic Collection

Like a kid in a sweet shop! That’s what it felt like to be given a tour of the Photographic Collection at the St Andrews University Library Special Collections by […]

18 February 2020Special Collections

Main Library closure on Friday 21 February

The Main Library will be closed from 6.30pm on Friday 21 February and will reopen at 10am on Saturday 22 February. This is to allow essential works to be completed. Library at the Gateway and JF Allen Library on the North Haugh have extended opening until 11pm on Friday 21 February. We apologise for the…

17 February 2020News

LGBT+ History Month: Read You, Wrote You display

  February is LGBT+ History Month here in the UK. Since 2005, when Schools OUT organized the first ever LGBT+ History Month in Britain, we have celebrated the abolition of Section 28 by promoting the visibility of Queer identities both in the past and in the present. In collaboration with QueerFest, the University of St…

11 February 2020News