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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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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

Library early closures

On Wednesday 21 August, the Thomson Reading Room in Martyrs will be closed until 13.00. All other sites will be open as usual. On Friday 23 August, the Main Library, St Mary’s College Library including King James Library, and Martyrs Kirk, will close early at 16.00. Library at the Gateway and JF Allen Library will…

20 August 2019News

New self-service machines

Over the summer we have installed new self-service machines in the Main Library (all levels), St Mary’s College Library and JF Allen Library. These new machines will save you time because you no longer need to scan each item, instead you can place a pile of books on the machine and they will be issued…

16 August 2019News

Collect your items from more Library sites

When you make a store request or recall an item, you can now select Main Library, St Mary’s College Library or JF Allen Library as the pick-up location, using a drop-down menu in Library search. You will receive an email as usual to let you know when the item is ready. Each of these sites…

15 August 2019News

Say goodbye to fines for most overdue books!

From Wednesday 14 August the Library will automatically renew anything you borrow, unless it is recalled. Automatic renewals do not apply to Short Loan items. 4 week loan items are automatically renewed for up to 20 weeks for undergraduate students and 84 weeks for postgraduates and staff. 3 day loan items are renewed for up…

14 August 2019News

Don’t step on a bee day

There are over 250 species of bee in the UK, and about 20,000 different species across the world: these include honey bees, mason bees, mining bees, bumble bees and solitary bees. Sadly, almost all of these species are in decline. In the UK alone two species of bumble bee have become extinct in the 20th…

10 July 2019News

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