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"Research has shown that reading for pleasure has a direct impact on wellbeing, and sharing a love of books and reading with others can amplify the benefits. As part of the University Can Do events programme, the Library led on a series of Reading Lunches. Here are some book suggestions from these events."

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Reading Lunches

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  • Thursday 8am to 12am, midnight (Service Desk 9am to 9pm) 243 drop-in spaces and 157 bookable study spaces. All students and staff

    This week's opening hours

    Monday
    8am to 12am, midnight (Service Desk 9am to 9pm)
    Tuesday
    8am to 12am, midnight (Service Desk 9am to 9pm)
    Wednesday
    8am to 12am, midnight (Service Desk 9am to 9pm)
    Thursday
    8am to 12am, midnight (Service Desk 9am to 9pm)
    Friday
    8am to 12am, midnight (Service Desk 9am to 9pm)
    Saturday
    8am to 12am, midnight (Service Desk 10am to 5pm)
    Sunday
    8am to 12am, midnight (Service Desk 11am to 6pm)

    Don't forget

    Bring a face covering (you must wear this at all times within the building, including when seated), your ID card and bottled water.

    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

     
  • Thursday 9am to 11pm 44 drop-in workspaces All students and staff

    This week's opening hours

    Monday
    9am to 11pm
    Tuesday
    9am to 11pm
    Wednesday
    9am to 11pm
    Thursday
    9am to 11pm
    Friday
    9am to 11pm
    Saturday
    9am to 11pm
    Sunday
    9am to 11pm

    Don't forget

    Bring a face covering (you must wear this at all times within the building, including when seated), your ID card and bottled water.

    Location

    Contact

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

  • Thursday 8am to 1.45pm and 5.45pm to 8.30pm 70 drop-in workspaces All students and staff

    This week's opening hours

    Monday
    8am to 1.45pm and 5.45pm to 8.30pm
    Tuesday
    8am to 1.45pm and 5.45pm to 8.30pm
    Wednesday
    8am to 1.45pm and 5.45pm to 8.30pm
    Thursday
    8am to 1.45pm and 5.45pm to 8.30pm
    Friday
    8am to 1.45pm and 5.45pm to 8.30pm
    Saturday
    9am to 5pm
    Sunday
    9am to 5pm

    Don't forget

    Bring a face covering (you must wear this at all times within the building, including when seated), your ID card and bottled water.

    Location

    Contact

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

  • Thursday 8am to 11.30pm 40 drop-in workspaces Current staff and postgraduate students

    This week's opening hours

    Monday
    8am to 11.30pm
    Tuesday
    8am to 11.30pm
    Wednesday
    8am to 11.30pm
    Thursday
    8am to 11.30pm
    Friday
    8am to 11.30pm
    Saturday
    8am to 11.30pm
    Sunday
    8am to 11.30pm

    Don't forget

    Bring a face covering (you must wear this at all times within the building, including when seated), your ID card and bottled water.

    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

  • Thursday 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
    9am to 5pm
    Sunday
    9am to 5pm

    Don't forget

    Bring a face covering (you must wear this at all times within the building), your ID card and bottled water.

    Location

    Contact

    The Gateway
    North Haugh
    St Andrews
    KY16 9RJ

  • Thursday Closed All students

    This week's opening hours

    Monday
    Closed
    Tuesday
    Closed
    Wednesday
    Closed
    Thursday
    Closed
    Friday
    Closed
    Saturday
    Closed
    Sunday
    Closed

    Location

    Contact

    Purdie Building
    North Haugh
    St Andrews
    KY16 9TR

  • Thursday 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

    Bring a face covering (you must wear this at all times within the building, including when seated), your ID card and bottled water.

    Location

    Contact

    Walter Bower House
    Eden Campus
    Guardbridge

    Email: library@st-andrews.ac.uk

Our community

The contract between academic publisher Elsevier and UK Universities is due for renewal in December 2021. What will happen as that date approaches?

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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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