Spirited Away – our most borrowed DVD!

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Our DVD collection

We have an extensive collection of DVDs from great films to rare documentaries. You might be interested to see which are the most borrowed…here is the top 10 (data taken from 1999 – present)!… Read more

Visualising the Biographical Register of the University of St Andrews (1747-1897) Part I: Where Did St Andrews Alumni Come From?

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Tomas Vancisin shares his recent work creating a visual representation of the Biographical Register of the University of St Andrews, 1747 – 1897 in a two part blog.Read more

“Everyone is wonderful”: Service Desk questionnaire results

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Main Library service desk

Main Library Service Desk

Thank you to everyone who filled in the short paper questionnaire survey at the Library Service Desks in the Main Library, St Marys and JF Allen.… Read more

Man Booker Prize Foundation Universities Initiative Annual Lecture 2017

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The Annual Lecture of the Man Booker Prize Foundation Universities Initiative is to be delivered this year by author Sarah Waters (5:30pm 15th November, Booth Lecture Theatre, Medical Building).… Read more

Caring for our Collections: National Manuscripts Conservation Trust

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We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded a grant from the National Manuscripts Conservation Trust towards the conservation of material relating to the history of Chemistry at the University of St Andrews.… Read more

‘Ten Minutes in Murderland’. Horror and Sensationalism in The St Andrews Citizen, Week 2: Electrical Executions

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This is the second of our mini blog series featuring sensational headlines from The St Andrews Citizen newspaper.Read more

Halloween feedback print v ebook: the results!

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print-v-ebook display

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The results are in … we have counted and sorted 187 post-it notes and can tell you that print was victorious!… Read more

‘Ten Minutes in Murderland’. Horror and Sensationalism in The St Andrews Citizen, Week 1: Lizzie Borden

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One of the most enjoyable parts of working in Special Collections is, for me, answering the myriad of enquiries we receive from all over the world.… Read more

500th Anniversary of the Reformation

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Student leaping the ‘PH’ initials outside St Salvator’s Tower

Superstitious students in St Andrews will carefully avoid stepping on setts in the cobbled ground outside St Salvator’s Tower marking out the initials PH.… Read more

Your Open Access: In order to …

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Open Access Week 2017 has been busy, everywhere.   This year’s theme “Your Open Access: In order to …” has been about going beyond enabling OA and the team has continued engaging with many active researchers, learning how they’re shaping OA and how it in turn influences their work and practice.… Read more