Season’s Greetings from Echoes from the Vault

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Echoes from the Vault will be taking a break over the seasonal period but we will be back in January 2018.… Read more

The Great Plum Pudding ‘Bake’-Off

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Four more sleeps till Christmas. The mental background burble of the culinary checklist is getting louder. Make pastry. Bake biscuits for gingerbread house.… Read more

Closures and changes to opening times over winter vacation

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students in main library 2017

We hope you all have a lovely festive season and winter break!

All Library facilities will close at 1700 on Friday 22nd December 2017 and reopen on Wednesday 3rd January 2018.… Read more

David Pearson workshop on ‘Provenance in Books’

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On 21-22 November, Special Collections welcomed David Pearson, former Director of Culture, Heritage & Libraries for the City of London Corporation and author of Provenance Research in Book History (1994), English Bookbinding Styles (2005) and Books as History (2008), for a workshop on provenance in printed books.… Read more

The exam season is upon us!

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Saturday, 9th December, was the beginning of St Andrews’ first semester examination diet. In this blog we thought we would examine the examination practices of the University, and share with you some of the 19th and 20th century exam papers we hold in our muniment collections.… Read more

Repository reaches 11000 items in record time

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Five months since we announced the 10,000th item in the St Andrews Research Repository the team is amazed to already be reporting the 11,000th milestone has been reached, just in time for Christmas.… Read more

You raised £650.20 by paying Library fines on donation day!

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Thank you for paying your fines on our donation day – Thursday 30th November. You raised £650.20 for Book Aid International.… Read more

Special Collections Teaching 2017/2018 – Martinmas Semester

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Students from one of this semester’s palaeography medieval modules MS5121/ME5015 being shown the Augustine Manuscript (msBR65.A9)

Throughout the academic year, Special Collections supports the teaching of a wide range of the University’s academic schools with workshops, seminars and show and tell events.… Read more

Study spaces in University buildings

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The University timetabling team have put together information and a list of spaces which are available for you to use over the revision and exam period (pick up a paper copy in the Main Library).… Read more