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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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Providing library services and support safely

In order to keep you safe while studying, the Library has introduced new ways of working. Below are details of some changes and new features you can access. Click and Collect – use Library search to find available…

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University Librarian John MacColl to retire

Although I have been University Librarian here for nine and a half years, my time at St Andrews in fact began in 1979, before many of my colleagues were born, when I arrived as an undergraduate in a rainy October…

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St Andrews Covid-19 archive

In a short space of time, everyone’s lives have changed dramatically because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The University Library recognises that your experiences during this period of history will be of interest to future…

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Digital Theatre +

You can now access Digital Theatre + through the University Library. It provides online access to a digital streaming video collection of unique films of current, world leading theatre productions.  Over 1000 full…

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Closure of levels in Main Library on 16 and 17 March

On Monday 16 and Tuesday 17 March, level 3 or 4 will be closed (one level will be closed at a time) to allow for essential works to be completed. This work involves drilling and so there may be some noise disruption.…

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StAnza Poems Aloud! 2020 winner

Each year, the University Library organises a poetry recital competition for students as part of the StAnza poetry festival. The concept was the brain child of the University Librarian, John MacColl and the competition…

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Spring vacation opening hours

Image by Jenny Elwin Opening hours for the following Library sites will change during Spring vacation from Saturday 14 until Sunday 29 March inclusive: Main Library Monday to Friday, 8am until 10pm (Service Desk, 9am…

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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…

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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…

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