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
9.00 am to 12.30 pm, 1.30 pm to 5.00 pm, 5.30 pm to 9 pm
Tuesday
9.00 am to 12.30 pm, 1.30 pm to 5.00 pm, 5.30 pm to 9 pm
Wednesday
9.00 am to 12.30 pm, 1.30 pm to 5.00 pm, 5.30 pm to 9 pm
Thursday
9.00 am to 12.30 pm, 1.30 pm to 5.00 pm, 5.30 pm to 9 pm
Friday
9.00 am to 12.30 pm, 1.30 pm to 5.00 pm, 5.30 pm to 9 pm
Saturday
9.00 am to 12.30 pm, 1.30 pm to 5.00 pm, 5.30 pm to 9 pm
Sunday
9.00 am to 12.30 pm, 1.30 pm to 5.00 pm, 5.30 pm to 9 pm
  • Only those with an active booking can enter the building and use the below facilities.

    • 182 bookable workspaces across all 3 levels
    • 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
10.00 am to 1.00 pm, 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm, 5 pm to 8 pm
Tuesday
10.00 am to 1.00 pm, 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm, 5 pm to 8 pm
Wednesday
10.00 am to 1.00 pm, 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm, 5 pm to 8 pm
Thursday
10.00 am to 1.00 pm, 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm, 5 pm to 8 pm
Friday
10.00 am to 1.00 pm, 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm, 5 pm to 8 pm
Saturday
10.00 am to 1.00 pm, 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm, 5 pm to 8 pm
Sunday
10.00 am to 1.00 pm, 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm, 5 pm to 8 pm

Don't forget

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

All students and staff are welcome to book a workspace.

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

 

    • 25 study spaces
    • 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
10.00 am to 1.00 pm, 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm
Tuesday
10.00 am to 1.00 pm, 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm
Wednesday
10.00 am to 1.00 pm, 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm
Thursday
10.00 am to 1.00 pm, 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm
Friday
10.00 am to 1.00 pm, 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm
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 students and staff are welcome to book a workspace.

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

    • 34 bookable spaces
    • 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
9.00 am to 12.30 pm, 1.00 pm to 4.30 pm, 5 pm to 8.30 pm
Tuesday
9.00 am to 12.30 pm, 1.00 pm to 4.30 pm, 5 pm to 8.30 pm
Wednesday
9.00 am to 12.30 pm, 1.00 pm to 4.30 pm, 5 pm to 8.30 pm
Thursday
9.00 am to 12.30 pm, 1.00 pm to 4.30 pm, 5 pm to 8.30 pm
Friday
9.00 am to 12.30 pm, 1.00 pm to 4.30 pm, 5 pm to 8.30 pm
Saturday
9.00 am to 12.30 pm, 1.00 pm to 4.30 pm, 5 pm to 8.30 pm
Sunday
9.00 am to 12.30 pm, 1.00 pm to 4.30 pm, 5 pm to 8.30 pm

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

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.
All students are welcome to study in this space, no need to pre-book.

See our webpage for other drop-in study spaces

    • 52 drop-in spaces
    • 17 PCs
    • 1 print, copy, and scan machine
    • Power sockers
    • 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.