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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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The Wall comes down: the 30th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

(English Language translation follows) Am 9. November 1989 versammelten sich tausende DDR Bürger an der Berliner Mauer, um zum ersten Mal seit 1961 die Grenze nach Westberlin ungehindert überqueren zu können, nachdem sie Günther Schabowski’s Ansage gehört hatten, dass alle Reisebeschränkungen zwischen West- und Ostdeutschland mit sofortiger Wirkung aufgehoben seien. Schabowski mag diese Ankündigung aus…

6 November 2019News

Pay Library fines on 13th November and help support Book Aid International

Do you have library fines to settle? Pay them on Wednesday 13th November and your fines (up to a total of £1,000 gathered on the day) will be donated to Book Aid International, to support their ongoing Mosul University Library campaign. Mosul University once boasted a world-leading research library, the largest in northern Iraq and one of the largest…

5 November 2019News

Booker project photography competition winner

We are very happy to announce that Rachael O’Donovan, studying International Relations, has been selected as the winner of our Film Noir photography competition. We held the competition as part of the events running up to the Booker Project author visit from Robin Robertson on November 6. From a strong field of entries, we selected…

4 November 2019News

From Fairies and Folktales to Vampires and Zombies – a Halloween Reading List

A treat from Andrew Lang’s manuscript of “Ballade of a choice of ghosts” illustrated by Harry Furniss. Read the ballad in full. You have your pumpkin carved, your apples ready, you’ve festooned surfaces with fake spider webs, and you have your horrific costume sorted, but have you sorted out your spooky reading, and your fright night…

28 October 2019News

Thanks for your feedback – Library orientation tours

Every year during orientation week we offer Library tours for new students. The aim of the tours is to give new students an opportunity to find out about the Library spaces, facilities, services and resources, to see how to find things, borrow books, use the printers, and to know where to ask for help. We’ve…

16 October 2019News

Library life just got easier!

Say goodbye to most fines When you borrow, items will be automatically renewed for a set number of times, or until someone recalls them (doesn’t apply to Short Loan or Inter-Library Loan items. If someone does recall an item you must return it, or fines will be applied). Collect and return at more sites Recalled…

23 September 2019News

Are you interested in photography? Want to win £50 book token?

Any of you shutterbugs out there interested in a book token worth £50? Here’s the skinny… This year’s University Booker Project book is Robin Robertson’s The Long Take, a grim tale with film noir at the centre of its dark heart. Now the Library’s asking students to submit up to three photographs in the noir…

20 September 2019News

For #NationalCodingWeek – 40 years of tech in the Library

To celebrate National Coding Week we wanted to show you how the Library has often been at the forefront of new technologies and how we can support you to make best use of our digital resources today. We have pulled together a few items (pictured above) which illustrate the Library’s adaptability to technological advances over…

17 September 2019News

Semester opening times

After the summer vacation, Library sites return to semester opening on Monday 16 September: Main Library, North Street: Building 8am until 2am 7 days Service Desk 9am until 9pm Monday to Friday, 10am until 5pm Saturday, 11am until 6pm Sunday   St Mary’s College and King James Library, South Street: Building 9am until 10pm Monday…

6 September 2019News

Thomson Reading Room in Martyrs closed on Sunday 1 September

On Sunday 1 September, the Thomson Reading Room will not be available for use as a study space as it will be open to the public as part of Fife Doors Open. Please join us in the Main Library, which is open as usual. If you have any questions or concerns, please email:  We are…

26 August 2019News

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