Visiting academics

The University's Libraries welcome visiting academics.

Those participating in the University’s Visiting Scholarship scheme have the same access to our libraries as University staff. You can borrow 50 physical items, have access to our online resources and can use the inter-library loan service.

Your University ID card provides access to our physical buildings and can be used to borrow books. At the end of your visit please return all borrowed items to the Library.

If you would like an introduction to the Libraries on your arrival in St Andrews then please contact us at

Access to our facilities and resources is subject to the Library Regulations which include guidance on the acceptable use of our online resources.