Copyright ABCs – ‘The Progress of a Water-Coloured Drawing’

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Among the beautiful illustrations of the art books in the Special Collections Copyright Deposit Collection, classmark N (Fine Arts), one which stood out was the anonymous The Progress of a Water-Coloured Drawing (c.… Read more

Study spaces when the Library is closed

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During Spring vacation the Main Library closes at 2200 and you may want to continue your studies after we have locked up for the night.… Read more

Poems Aloud! 2018 winner – congratulations

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Poems Aloud! audience in the Byre Studio Theatre

The University Library’s annual contribution to the StAnza (poetry festival) programme, Poems Aloud!… Read more

University of St Andrews Open Journals System now updated

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This week the University Library completed a long overdue update of our online journal hosting platform, run on the popular Open Journals System software.… Read more

Discovering the Library’s Photographic Collections

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For the past year and a half we have been looking into our photographic collections, carrying out an extensive survey to identify all our uncatalogued collections and series, and to assess the full extent of existing materials within the Library’s Special Collections Division.… Read more

Get up to speed with the GDPR!

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The introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May 2018 is fast approaching. If your research involves working with people or data about them, then this new framework for legal and ethical obligations applies to you.… Read more

University of St Andrews Library Visiting Scholars 2018

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Since 2014, we have welcomed a number of visiting scholars who wish to pursue their own research projects to make use of materials held in the Special Collections.… Read more

Spring vacation opening times

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Vacation opening hours for the Main Library will begin on Friday 16 March until Sunday 1 April inclusive. During this time we will be open:

Monday – Friday 0800 – 2200

Saturday – Sunday 1000-1900

Standard semester hours of 0800-0200 seven days a week will begin again on Monday 2 April.

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StAnza Poetry Festival

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Last Thursday the University Library Special Collections put on a show and tell as part of this year’s StAnza poetry festival for an audience of over 20 enthusiastic and knowledgeable attendees.… Read more

New Catalogue: Papers of Professor Alexander Danchev

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The papers of the late Professor Alex Danchev (1955-2016), Professor of International Relations, University of St Andrews from 2014 to his death in 2016, have been donated to the University of St Andrews Library Special Collections, and have now been catalogued thanks to a generous donation (ms39008).… Read more