Coronavirus information and guidance

Borrow, recall, return


Click and Collect allows you to borrow physical items: use Library search to find what you need and then request it by selecting the 'Click and Collect' button. 

  • You can request up to ten items at one time.
  • Items will be available within two days, and you will be emailed when an item is ready for you.
  • Pick up your items between 1200 noon and 4pm Monday to Sunday.
  • Items will be held for five days.
  • Collect all items from the Main Library entrance (please do not enter the building, follow the signage and wait for Library staff to approach the entrance).
  • Before you arrive, please ensure you have your ID card.

Student picking up books from a shelf


If the item you need is out on loan, recall it. When it is available for you, we'll email your University account and you can collect the item in the usual way through Click and Collect.

Please allow around ten days for material to be returned and for the quarantine period to complete.


Use the book drop letterbox outside the Main Library entrance to return all items.

Student using outside book returns with mask

If you can’t get back to the Library to return books, please post them to us:

User Services
University of St Andrews Library
North Street
St Andrews
KY16 9TR

Charges and fines

All fines for overdue books have been suspended. The Library will charge £6.55 if items are posted out to you.