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Items on this shelf are selected by the community at St Andrews. If you want to suggest a theme, or curate a collection, please get in touch library@st-andrews.ac.uk.

If you or someone close to you is going through a difficult time or coping with a condition or stressor, sometimes reading about these situations can help. The University Library together with Student Services and the University Occupational Health team have brought together a selection of books under common themes for you in the Shelf Help reading list. These books and resources are available to borrow from the Library or 
read online. 

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  • Friday 8am to 2am, (Service Desk 9am to 9pm) Access to help and collections All students and staff

    This week's opening hours

    Monday
    8am to 2am, (Service Desk 9am to 9pm)
    Tuesday
    8am to 2am, (Service Desk 9am to 9pm)
    Wednesday
    8am to 2am, (Service Desk 9am to 9pm)
    Thursday
    8am to 2am, (Service Desk 9am to 9pm)
    Friday
    8am to 2am, (Service Desk 9am to 9pm)
    Saturday
    8am to 2am, (Service Desk 10am to 5pm)
    Sunday
    8am to 2am, (Service Desk 11am to 6pm)

    Please save your work and start to gather your belongings 15 minutes before the advertised closing time for the building. Staff will begin closing procedures at this time. 

    Location

    Contact

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

    Phone: +44 (0)1334 46 2331/2

    Email: library@st-andrews.ac.uk

     
  • Friday 9am to 1am 44 drop-in workspaces All students and staff

    This week's opening hours

    Monday
    9am to 1am
    Tuesday
    9am to 1am
    Wednesday
    9am to 1am
    Thursday
    9am to 1am
    Friday
    9am to 1am
    Saturday
    9am to 1am
    Sunday
    9am to 1am

    Don't forget

    Please save your work and start to gather your belongings 15 minutes before the advertised closing time for the building. Staff will begin closing procedures at this time. 

    Location

    Contact

    St Mary's College Library
    South Street
    St Andrews
    KY16 9JU

  • Friday 8.30am to 1.30am 40 drop-in workspaces Current staff and postgraduate students

    This week's opening hours

    Monday
    8.30am to 1.30am
    Tuesday
    8.30am to 1.30am
    Wednesday
    8.30am to 1.30am
    Thursday
    8.30am to 1.30am
    Friday
    8.30am to 1.30am
    Saturday
    8.30am to 1.30am
    Sunday
    8.30am to 1.30am

    Don't forget

    Please save your work and start to gather your belongings 15 minutes before the advertised closing time for the building. Staff will begin closing procedures at this time. 

    Location

    Contact

    Martyrs Kirk Research Library
    80 North Street
    St Andrews
    KY16 9HH

    Phone: +44 (0)1334 46 2331/2

    Email: library@st-andrews.ac.uk

  • Friday 24 hours Libraries and Museums managed study rooms. Postgraduate lounge with kitchen area.

    This week's opening hours

    Monday
    24 hours
    Tuesday
    24 hours
    Wednesday
    24 hours
    Thursday
    24 hours
    Friday
    24 hours
    Saturday
    24 hours
    Sunday
    24 hours

    ID swipe card access to the study rooms, PG lounge, and PC classrooms.

    Location

    Contact

    Butts Wynd
    St Andrews
    KY16 9AJ

  • Friday 9am until 6pm (2pm until 6pm also used for teaching) 70 drop-in workspaces All students and staff

    This week's opening hours

    Monday
    9am until 6pm (2pm until 6pm also used for teaching)
    Tuesday
    9am until 6pm (2pm until 6pm also used for teaching)
    Wednesday
    9am until 6pm (2pm until 6pm also used for teaching)
    Thursday
    9am until 6pm (2pm until 6pm also used for teaching)
    Friday
    9am until 6pm (2pm until 6pm also used for teaching)
    Saturday
    Closed
    Sunday
    Closed

    Location

    Contact

    School of Physics and Astronomy
    North Haugh
    St Andrews
    KY16 9SS

  • Friday 9am to 9pm 52 drop-in workspaces All students and staff

    This week's opening hours

    Monday
    9am to 9pm
    Tuesday
    9am to 9pm
    Wednesday
    9am to 9pm
    Thursday
    9am to 9pm
    Friday
    9am to 9pm
    Saturday
    Closed
    Sunday
    Closed

    Location

    Contact

    The Gateway
    North Haugh
    St Andrews
    KY16 9RJ

  • Friday 9am to 5pm 10 drop-in workspaces All students and staff

    This week's opening hours

    Monday
    9am to 5pm
    Tuesday
    9am to 5pm
    Wednesday
    9am to 5pm
    Thursday
    9am to 5pm
    Friday
    9am to 5pm
    Saturday
    Closed
    Sunday
    Closed

    Don't forget

    Please save your work and start to gather your belongings 15 minutes before the advertised closing time for the building. Staff will begin closing procedures at this time. 

    Location

    Contact

    Walter Bower House
    Eden Campus
    Guardbridge

    Email: library@st-andrews.ac.uk

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Negotiations are ongoing with Springer Nature to secure a sustainable read and publish agreement for Nature, Nature research journals and Palgrave journals.

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The Library has worked to increase access to electronic resources, either through databases, digitised content for reading lists, or through buying more ebooks.

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The Library is working with Schools to make as much material as possible available online.

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