Coronavirus information and guidance

Library spaces

The Library provides a number of bookable spaces, which are detailed below. At the moment, only those who have an active booking can enter the buildings, this includes to use the facilities such as printers.

As guidance around the use of space changes, the Library will respond and will provide up to date information on this page.

Library spaces

Main Library

This week's opening hours

Monday
9.00am to 12.30pm, 1.00pm to 4.30pm, and 5.00pm to 8.30pm
Tuesday
9.00am to 12.30pm, 1.00pm to 4.30pm, and 5.00pm to 8.30pm
Wednesday
9.00am to 12.30pm, 1.00pm to 4.30pm, and 5.00pm to 8.30pm
Thursday
9.00am to 12.30pm, 1.00pm to 4.30pm, and 5.00pm to 8.30pm
Friday
9.00am to 12.30pm, 1.00pm to 4.30pm, and 5.00pm to 8.30pm
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.

All University students and staff are welcome to book a workspace.

  • Only those with an active booking can enter the building and use the below facilities.

    • 83 bookable workspaces (60 open plan desk spaces, 19 spaces with PCs, and 4 spaces within study rooms)
    • 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

Martyrs Kirk, Thomson Reading Room

This week's opening hours

Monday
9.00am to 12.30pm, 1.00pm to 4.30pm, and 5.00pm to 8.30pm
Tuesday
9.00am to 12.30pm, 1.00pm to 4.30pm, and 5.00pm to 8.30pm
Wednesday
9.00am to 12.30pm, 1.00pm to 4.30pm, and 5.00pm to 8.30pm
Thursday
9.00am to 12.30pm, 1.00pm to 4.30pm, and 5.00pm to 8.30pm
Friday
9.00am to 12.30pm, 1.00pm to 4.30pm, and 5.00pm to 8.30pm
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.

Current staff and postgraduate students are welcome to book a workspace.

  • Only those with an active booking can enter the building and use the below facilities.

    • 20 bookable workspaces
    • 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

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

This week's opening hours

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

These libraries can be found on South Street, St Mary’s Quadrangle.
All students are welcome to study in both these spaces.

    • 57 study spaces
    • 6 PCs
    • 1 search PC
    • 2 print, copy, and scan machines
    • Individual desk lamps
  • St Mary's College Library
    South Street
    St Andrews
    KY16 9JU

  • Students studying in St Marys Library

JF Allen Library

This week's opening hours

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

This Library is upstairs in the Physics building on the North Haugh.
All students are welcome to study in this space.

    • 77 study spaces
    • 2 Group Study Rooms
    • 7 PCs
    • 1 search PC
    • 2 print, copy, and scan machines
    • Self service borrow and return machine
    • Individual desk lamps
  • School of Physics and Astronomy
    North Haugh
    St Andrews
    KY16 9SS

  • Students studying in JF Allen Library

Library at The Gateway

This week's opening hours

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

Library at The Gateway is the basement-level of the large round building on the North Haugh which also houses the School of Management.
All students are welcome to study in this space.

    • 96 study spaces
    • 36 PCs
    • 2 print, copy, and scan machines
  • The Gateway
    North Haugh
    St Andrews
    KY16 9RJ

  • Students studying in the library at the gateway

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.
All students are welcome to study in this space.

    • 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.