Coronavirus information and guidance

Library spaces

Everyone studies and prefers to work in different ways, which is why the Library provides a number of spaces across the University to offer a range of environments in different locations.

Check below for information about the opening times for each of the library spaces, where you can find them, what facilities are available and for photographs of each of the locations.  

Keep yourself and fellow students safe

If you are booking a space in any of our Library or study areas, please keep yourself, your fellow students, and the staff who work in these buildings safe. Take a regular Covid test. It’s free, and you can book instantly on MySaint.

 

Main Library

This week's opening hours

Monday
9am to 9pm (Service Desk 10am to 5pm)
Tuesday
9am to 9pm (Service Desk 10am to 5pm)
Wednesday
9am to 9pm (Service Desk 10am to 5pm)
Thursday
9am to 9pm (Service Desk 10am to 5pm)
Friday
9am to 9pm (Service Desk 10am to 5pm)
Saturday
9am to 9pm (Service Desk 11am to 4pm)
Sunday
9am to 9pm (Service Desk 11am to 4pm)

Don't forget

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

  • University staff and students can drop in to use a study space, and to browse and borrow the collections using the self-service machines. 

    • 182 study spaces across all 3 levels
    • Self-service borrowing and return
    • Click and collect pick up and self issue beside the Service Desk
    • Print, copy and scan machines
    • Power sockets
    • Wifi
    • Toilets
  • University of St Andrews Library
    North Street
    St Andrews
    KY16 9TR

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

    Email: library@st-andrews.ac.uk

     
  • Student sitting at desks in Main Library social distancing and wearing masks

St Mary’s College Library, incorporating the King James Library

This week's opening hours

Monday
10am to 8pm
Tuesday
10am to 8pm
Wednesday
10am to 8pm
Thursday
10am to 8pm
Friday
10am to 8pm
Saturday
10am to 8pm
Sunday
10am to 8pm

Don't forget

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

These libraries can be found on South Street, St Mary’s Quadrangle.

University staff and students can drop in to use a study space in both libraries, and to browse and borrow the collections using the self-service machine. 

    • 25 study spaces
    • Self-service borrowing and return
    • 2 PCs
    • 1 print, copy, and scan machine
    • Individual desk lamps
    • Toilets
  • St Mary's College Library
    South Street
    St Andrews
    KY16 9JU

  • King James Library

JF Allen Library

This week's opening hours

Monday
9am to 6pm
Tuesday
9am to 6pm
Wednesday
9am to 6pm
Thursday
9am to 6pm
Friday
9am to 6pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Don't forget

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

This Library is located upstairs in the Physics building on the North Haugh.

University staff and students can drop in to use a study space, and to browse and borrow the collections using the self-service machine. 

 

    • 34 study spaces
    • Self-service borrowing and return
    • 3 PCs
    • 2 individual rooms
    • 1 print, copy, and scan machine
    • Power sockets
    • Wifi
  • School of Physics and Astronomy
    North Haugh
    St Andrews
    KY16 9SS

  • Students studying in JF Allen Library

Martyrs Kirk, Thomson Reading Room

This week's opening hours

Monday
9am to 8.30pm
Tuesday
9am to 8.30pm
Wednesday
9am to 8.30pm
Thursday
9am to 8.30pm
Friday
9am to 8.30pm
Saturday
9am to 8.30pm
Sunday
9am to 8.30pm

Don't forget

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

Postgraduate students, including taught postgraduates, and University staff can use this space.

    • 20 study spaces
    • Print, copy and scan machines
    • Power sockets
    • Wifi
    • Toilets
  • Martyrs Kirk Research Library
    80 North Street
    St Andrews
    KY16 9HH

    Phone: +44 (0)1334 46 2331/2

    Email: library@st-andrews.ac.uk

  • Martyrs reading room with student wearing face covering

Library at The Gateway

This week's opening hours

Monday
9am to 6pm
Tuesday
9am to 6pm
Wednesday
9am to 6pm
Thursday
9am to 6pm
Friday
9am to 6pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Don't forget

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

Library at The Gateway is the basement level of the large round building on the North Haugh which also houses the School of Management.

University staff and students can drop in to use a study space.

See our webpage for other drop-in study spaces

    • 52 study spaces
    • 17 PCs
    • 1 print, copy, and scan machine
    • Power sockets
    • Wifi
    • Toilets
  • The Gateway
    North Haugh
    St Andrews
    KY16 9RJ

Ettie Stewart Steele Reading Room

This week's opening hours

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

This reading room is in the Chemistry building on the North Haugh.

    • Reference-only books and journals
    • Photocopying facilities
  • Purdie Building
    North Haugh
    St Andrews
    KY16 9TR

  • Entrance to Ettie Stewart Steele Reading Room

Centuries of enlightenment

The history of the University of St Andrews Library begins with Scotland’s oldest reading room, the King James Library. Read about how Royal gifts founded this library and the ways that the collections have grown, together with some of the significant figures who have visited and used this “elegant and luminous” place.