University of St Andrews

University Library Special Collections

Rare Books


We are involved in a number of short- and long-term projects throughout the year, largely focused on the retrospective cataloguing of the collections. Below is information about our current projects: 



Find out how you can get copies of books, manuscripts or photographs held within Special Collections.

Collection development policy

Discover how the Special Collections Division makes decisions on the development of its rare book collections.

Current projects

Read about the exciting collection projects the Rare Books team is currently working on, and those that have recently been completed.