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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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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

Library Communications student internship – last few weeks

Hello everyone! In case you haven’t read my last blog post, I’m Csilla, the Library’s Communications intern for the summer – I’m back to check in and give you an update on what I’ve been up to for the past couple of weeks. They’ve turned out to be even busier (but just as fun!) as…

9 July 2019News

Library Communications student internship – first few weeks

My name is Csilla, I’m a soon-to-be fourth year Biology and Psychology student, and unlike most other undergraduates who have happily left their books behind for the summer, for the past two weeks I have spent the majority of my time either in the library, going to or from the library or thinking about going…

2 July 2019News

Borrowing books over the summer?

Image: Courtesy of Missouri State Archives If you are going away over summer and plan to take Library books with you, please remember that these books can still be recalled. Check your University email regularly and be sure that, wherever you are going, you will be able to return or post back Library books. Postal…

5 June 2019News

Library opening times over summer

Summer opening hours will begin on Thursday 23rd May. The University Main Library and the Thomson Reading Room in Martyrs Kirk will continue to be open 7 days a week: Main Library building Monday – Friday 0800-2200 Saturday – Sunday 1000-1900 Martyrs Kirk, Thomson Reading Room Monday – Friday  0800-2100 Saturday – Sunday  1000-1800 For information…

22 May 2019News

Game of Thrones – Beyond the Boxset

Game of Thrones DVDs Seasons 1-7 It would be hard to escape the phenomenon of George R. R. Martin’s book series, A Song of Ice and Fire, and the HBO series A Game of Thrones. If you’ve missed it all, and want to know what all the fuss is about, or if you’re left wanting…

17 May 2019News

Library Satisfaction Survey – the results are in!

Our recent survey of Library Services shows those responded were 91% satisfied with the services overall! A huge thank you to everyone who completed our survey! We received 1,588 responses. The number of comments you left was also very high: 825 comments in total (766 comments from the overall section together with 59 comments from…

3 May 2019News

Extended opening and more study spaces during revision and exams

Download the PDF for full information, or pick up a print out in the Library from next week to see the different rooms the University has opened up for you to use. Rooms are open from 29 April. Please note, the additional rooms won’t be available on Monday 6 May as it is the May…

26 April 2019News

Stanza Poems Aloud! 2019 winner

Each year, the University Library organise 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 is now in its sixth year. The students who enter are asked to choose from a list of poems performed by…

16 April 2019News

Silent Film comes to St Andrews

This week marks the 130th birthday of Charlie Chaplin, a comic actor who rose to fame during the silent film era. Many of his films were shown in St Andrews at the New Picture House (NPH) and adverts for the screenings can be found in our copies of the St Andrews Citizen . You can…

16 April 2019News

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