The University Library supports teaching and research by providing digital and print resources and managing study spaces. The Library team is committed to providing excellent customer service.

Library services cover:

  • Academic support: specialist librarians can help with finding the best resources and with using reading lists to support teaching.
  • Resources and collections: the Library's collections hold rare books, manuscripts and photography as well as textbooks. The team manages digital access and works with Schools to make sure they are provided with resources which reflect the teaching and research profile of the institution.
  • Study and research facilities: space is a very important element of student experience and effective working. The University's libraries offer quality study and research environments, with the facilities people want and need. 

The University Librarian is John MacColl. He is assisted by Jennifer Louden, Gabriel Sewell and Amina Shah (assistant directors).

General enquiries


Phone: +44 (0)1334 46 2331

University of St Andrews Library
North Street
St Andrews
KY16 9TR