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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

Roll up! Roll up! For all the fun of the fair!

Maia Sheridan, our Manuscripts Archivist, discovers our very own ‘Greatest Showman’ in one of our archive collections.  Sometimes fun things happen in the archives. While looking through slightly dull accounts […]

3 February 2020Special Collections

Students – love poetry and want to win £100? Enter Poems Aloud competition!

Open only to University of St Andrews students, our Poems Aloud! competition (run in collaboration with the StAnza International Poetry Festival) asks you to perform a poem you have memorised on stage at The Byre Studio Theatre, to a panel of judges. The prize is £100! Below is the list of poems you can choose from.…

31 January 2020News

Longer opening hours for St Mary’s and King James Library

We are very happy to say that we can now offer longer opening hours for St Mary’s College Library and the King James Library. The opening hours for these buildings will be: 9am until 11.30pm Monday through to Friday. If you have any questions or comments, please email

30 January 2020News

The RDM blog is moving!

This is our last blog post on this platform. The Research Data Management blog is moving to the brand new St Andrews Open Research blog. Here we join forces with the Open Access team in discussing a variety of Open Research topics but also new ones such as the responsible use of metrics. If you…

29 January 2020Uncategorized

Greta Michie: connections between Glenesk and St Andrews reinvigorated

In previous blogs, we have featured reports from the Logjam project highlighting our active management of our archival collections through the appraisal and cataloguing of our archival backlog. Here’s a […]

24 January 2020Special Collections

Getting ready for semester – extended opening hours for the Main Library

We’re getting ready for the new semester with extended opening for the Main Library! From Monday 20 until Friday 24 January the Main Library will be open until 8pm. Standard semester opening hours of 8am until 2am, seven days a week, returns from Monday 27 January. For full and most recent information about our opening times, please…

17 January 2020Uncategorized

Library closures on Friday 10 January

The Main Library, St Mary’s College Library (including the King James) and The Richardson Research Library at Martyrs Kirk will be closed all day on Friday 10 January for staff training. JF Allen Library and Library at the Gateway will be open, but unstaffed. We’re very sorry for any inconvenience. For full and most recent…

7 January 2020News