Library help during revision and exams

Elizabeth Andrews
Monday 27 April 2015

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We understand that revision and exam time can be stressful. Here are some services and resources the Library provides for you. If you have any questions or if we can help with anything, please let us know. Email library@st-andrews.ac.uk.
One-to-one help
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The Academic Liaison team are on hand to help with searching databases, accessing ebooks or any of our resources, referencing software and more!
Consistent opening times
You will always know when the Library is open – during semester we are open 8am-2am each and every day!
However, to give you additional access, from Tuesday 5th May until Thursday 21st May we’ll extend the hours for St Mary’s College Library (to: 0900-1900 Monday-Friday) and JF Allen Library in the Physics building (to: 08.00-22.30 Monday-Friday & 09.00-17.00 Saturday-Sunday). For full details of opening times have a look at our webpage.
Alternative study spaces
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The Library can get very busy, so the Students Association has compiled a list of spaces where you can find a seat and/or a pc if the Library is closed or too busy.
See how busy the Library is by viewing the gate counts.
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Group study rooms
Want a quieter space to study together? Book one of our group study rooms. We have rooms on levels 2 and 4. There must be at least 2 people in your group.
Helpdesk staff, here for you
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The Helpdesk is open:

Monday-Friday 09.00-21.00
Saturday 10.00-17.00
Sunday 11.00-18.00

If you have a question or are not sure about something, ask at the Helpdesk.
Recall service
If you need a book for revision, or if you just need that book, and someone has borrowed it, recall it – they will have one week to return it for you (shhh, recalls are anonymous). Not sure how to recall a book, have a look at our webpages for details.
Texting service
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If you are on the SILENT levels of the Main Library or are in Martyrs Thomson Reading Room, and are being annoyed by noise, send us a text.
In your message, please:

Text the word “noise” or whatever is bothering you (noisy headphones/eating/chatting), and if you are in the Main Library the nearest table number (e.g. 3-046), to 07740 421569.

Chat service
You can chat with us instantly Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. Go to our Ask-a-Librarian webpage and start chatting using the widget!
Nightbus
The University Nightbus service starts at the Library at 10pm and ends at 2am at the Library. Check the timetable for details.
Photographs by University of St Andrews and University Library

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