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SAULCAT - St Andrews University Library Catalogue

JF Allen Library


On the top floor of the School of Physics & Astronomy building on the North Haugh.

Subjects covered

The Library comprises the departmental libraries of the Schools of Physics and Astronomy, Mathematics and Statistics, and Computer Science, plus some Chemistry and general science resources. There is also a small collection of Medicine and Biology books.

Access and borrowing

University of St Andrews staff and students have full access and borrowing rights. Your staff or student card serves as your library card.

  • Access for other users
  • How many books can I borrow and for how long?
  • How do I recall an item?
  • You can use the self-issue and return machine located near the staff desk during all opening hours
  • When staff are on duty they can also issue books to you

Opening hours

The Library is open on weekdays (except during the Christmas break). Full details of opening hours are displayed in the column to the right.

Please note that opening hours may sometimes change at short notice. If travelling to visit us you are advised to check with the library to confirm details.

Library catalogue

SAULCAT, the University Library's online catalogue contains records of all books and journals held by the JF Allen Library.

Other facilities


The University is changing the way it manages printing, photocopying and scanning, new Multi-Function Devices are being installed. More details to follow, for now IT Services have some information on their UniPrint.

The Multi-Function Devices (MFDs) will let you print, photocopy and scan from the same machine. Facilities will be available on Levels 2, 3 and 4 of the Main Library and at St Mary's College Library, and the JF Allen Library . 

Networked PCs

The library has a small cluster of PCs. The library is also set up for the use of laptops with a wireless internet connection.

Further information

If you have questions relating to any aspect of the J F Allen Library service, please contact the staff on ext. 3231 or 01334 463231 during staffed hours, or

J.F. Allen Library

Opening times

School of Physics & Astronomy, North Haugh
Tel: 01334 463231

Full opening times including vacation opening.