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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 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

Your Library needs you! Student Library Tour Guide opportunities

The Library is currently recruiting Student Library Tour Guides to start in September 2019.  We employed students as tour guides for the first time in September 2018 to help us manage an ever increasing number of new students coming on Library tours.  We also felt the student guides would help new students feel welcome (Library…

12 April 2019News

Longer opening hours for St Marys and King James Library

We are very happy to say that we can now offer longer opening hours for St Mary’s College Library and the King James Library. From Monday 8 April opening hours for these buildings will be: 9am until 10pm Monday through to Friday. If you have any questions or comments, please email

12 April 2019News

Spring vacation opening times for Library

(image by Jenny Elwin) Vacation opening hours for the Main Library will begin on Friday 15 March until Sunday 31 March inclusive. During this time the Main Library will be open: Monday – Friday 0800 – 2200 Saturday – Sunday 1000-1900 Standard semester hours of 0800-0200 seven days a week will begin again on Monday…

12 April 2019News

January Orientation tours prize draw winner

Fionna with Librarian Sharon Nangle receiving her £50 Amazon gift vouchers. Fionna is the lucky winner of the prize draw from our January Orientation tours. The Library saw 150 students and 67 feedback cards were filled in after the tours, here are the results: 66 said the session was useful 67 said the Library staff…

12 April 2019News

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