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Find out what is going on in the Main Library, Martyrs, JF Allen, the King James and St Mary’s College Libraries. News, services, resources, spaces and events will all be covered in the posts below. For opening times and full information about the Library, please check our webpages.

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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

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 library@st-andrews.ac.uk.

30 January 2020News

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

Borrowing Library books over winter vacation?

Image: The Long Walk St Andrews, ‘ID’: ms38491-1-12 (1913). If you are going away over the winter vacation and plan to take Library books with you, please remember that all Library books and other items can still be recalled. Check your University email regularly and be sure that, wherever you are going, you will be…

12 December 2019News

Making Inter Library Loan requests over winter vacation

Need to make an Inter-Library Loan request? If you send in your request after Tuesday 17th December 2019 or if your request can’t be fulfilled by the British Library, it will be processed on Monday 6th January. This is because many UK libraries will be closed for Christmas. If you have any questions or would…

10 December 2019News

Closures and changes to opening times over winter vacation

We hope you all have a lovely festive season and winter break! Most Library facilities will close at 5pm on Tuesday 24 December 2019 and re-open on Monday 06 January 2020. During this time, 24-hour PC classrooms will still be available in the Irvine Building, Mathematics Building, and Bute Building. Please remember that you will need your ID card for access. A map…

10 December 2019News

Extended opening and more study spaces during revision and exams

To help you find space to study, we have extended the opening hours for St Mary’s and King James Libraries on South Street and JF Allen Library in the Physics building. From Saturday 30 November until Sunday 15 December inclusive: St Mary’s and King James Libraries will be open Saturdays and Sundays from 9am until 6.30pm. …

25 November 2019News

Library trick or treat – your feedback

Thank you to everyone who left a comment on our Halloween feedback board! In total there were 124 post-its! This feedback tells us that it is crucially important for you to have food and drink available in the Library while you are studying (and in particular that you appreciate the fizzy water, which is available…

22 November 2019News

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