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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

Advent Calendar 2019

We hope you have enjoyed our 2019 advent calendar! Here are all of the fantastic beasts for you to enjoy.  

26 December 2019Special Collections

December 25 – Fairies

The myth of fairies has no single origin, but stories of fairy-like creatures are common throughout folklore. These magical creatures usually have a human appearance plus their most distinctive feature […]

25 December 2019Special Collections

December 24 – Chimera

The composite Persian volume known as the Book of Wonders, deals with natural history and geography. It is made up of the ‘Seven Seas’ section of ‘Aja’ib al-makhluqat wa-ghara’ib al-mawjudat […]

24 December 2019Special Collections