The main University library is a modern four-storey building in the centre of town, within easy walking distance of academic departments and halls of residence. It is open for nearly 80 hours per week, including weekends, and provides over 70 study spaces, ranging from individual study carrels to open tables. The Library holds over 750,000 books and 2,800 current periodicals.
In addition to the Main Library there are substantial libraries on the North Haugh site for Physics, Astronomy, Mathematics, Computer Science, Medicine and Chemistry; and in St Mary's Quad for Divinity and Mediaeval History. All matriculated students have access to these. There are also some smaller Class Libraries throughout the University, administered by individual Departments and open to their students. St Andrews students are also entitled to borrow from the nearby libraries of the Universities of Dundee and Abertay Dundee.
You will need to use computers during your time at the University, for your work and for administration purposes. Information is distributed via the University network and official communications are routinely made by email.
Networked computers are available for all students to use for academic-related purposes. IT Services provides and maintains the central computer and network facility, and also runs a IT Service Desk when things go wrong. This includes help with trouble-shooting and repair for your own computer (for which a charge is made).
Students can gain currently gain access to the University network - and the internet - in a number of ways including computer rooms distributed throughout the University, many of which are open 24 hours a day, and wireless access points in many rooms and buildings around the University.