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Study Facilities - The Roundel

Roundel ExteriorThe School of Divinity is justly proud of its postgraduate study facilities. The Roundel (pictured right) -- an historic, A-Listed 16th century building in the centre of St Andrews -- serves as a dedicated study centre for research postgraduate students in Divinity.

This facility includes: 

  • Study spaces for up to 50 postgraduate students.
  • Individual power points for computers, and sockets connecting to the University computing network.
  • Disabled access on the ground floor, with lift access to the first floor.
  • Common room, kitchens, office, garden and toilets.

King James Library

The King James Library is situated in the St Mary's College Library building (right) just across the quadrangle from the main Divinity buildings. It houses an excellent collection of theological and biblical studies texts, complementing the extensive holdings in the main University Library. (From 1710-1837 the Library at the University of St Andrews enjoyed copyright status and received a copy of all copyrighted books. The Manuscripts section contains over 10,000 Western manuscripts dating from the early Middle Ages.)

As well as the King James Library, the St Mary's College Library building comprises Parliament Hall and the West Room where the IT Service Desk and short loan collection of heavily-used material are located.

Common Rooms

JCR & Bunk Room

Junior Common Room

Situated on the ground floor, at the heart of St Mary's College, is a dedicated space where undergraduates can meet, relax, make refreshments and share news. It's here, for better or worse, that the essay deposit boxes sit.

Quiet Room

At the top of the tower a small room is available for students to take time out for personal reflection or prayer. It retains some of the fittings from the 18th century when it was used as part of the College's residential accommodation - hence it's nickname the Bunk Room. Look carefully at one of the window panes and you'll find graffiti that's probably from that period - not something we encourage any more.

Senior Common Room

Senior Common RoomPart of the College buildings were formerly the home of the College Principal. Although the bedrooms and most living areas have been turned into offices and seminar rooms the old Drawing Room has been retained as a Senior Common Room for the staff. It is in these magnificent surroundings that receptions, occasional public meetings and regular Student Lunches are held.

Teaching Rooms

St Mary's College has lecture and, smaller, seminar rooms that ideal for honours classes and a wide range of small group tutorials. Larger, subhonours, classes sometimes meet elsewhere on the University campus.

 Teaching Rooms

Contact details

St Mary's College
The School of Divinity
University of St Andrews
South Street
St Andrews
Fife KY16 9JU
Scotland, United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1334 462850
Fax: +44 (0)1334 462852

Opening times

St Mary's College Library
St Mary's College
South Street

Tel: 01334 462855

See current opening times.