For those taking the plunge…

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Image of students taking the may dip in 2011. Photo courtesy of Ben Goulter

On the 1st of May many St Andrews students choose to take part in the tradition of the May Dip.… Read more

Additional study spaces across University buildings

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The University has opened up spaces you can use to study in during this revision and exam period 30 April – 25 May.… Read more

Searching for the Philosopher’s Stone

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The following blog is the account of 10 year old Zachary’s visit to the Library’s Special Collections to see early Alchemical books to help with a school project.Read more

Helping you find your way

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After your feedback, we have made improvements to our signage which we hope will make it easier to see what level of the Library you are on from the stairwell.… Read more

Extended opening hours in St Marys, King James and JF Allen Libraries

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As exams approach, we know it gets busy in the Main Library. To try to help you find space to study we have extended the opening hours for St Mary’s College Library on South Street – which includes the King James Library (pictured above) – so from Monday 30 April until Wednesday 23 May inclusive, we’ll stay open until 1945 Monday – Friday.… Read more

Knowledge Exchange on the costs of Open Access

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The cost of Open Access isn’t a late-breaking field. In 2014 a cost of £9.2m for UK research organisations to achieve RCUK Open Access compliance was quoted [1].… Read more

“Exciting and compelling work placement”

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The Special Collections Division of the University Library has a long tradition of offering volunteering opportunities, internships and work experience for students and school pupils.Read more

Data Management Plans – plan ahead now

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An important component of research data management is a sound data management plan (DMP). It is good practice to have one at the start of any research project, but even more so, many funders now require a DMP (alternatively, a data or resource sharing plan) to be submitted as part of grant applications.… Read more

Help us improve the Library homepage and get £20 Amazon gift card!

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Laptop in King James

The University Library Communications team are looking for participants to take part in focus groups to discuss the current Library homepage: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/library

We are planning to redesign the homepage over the summer and want to make sure it is easy to use and includes the information our users need and want.… Read more

Conference ‘Dress and Décor: Domestic Textiles and Personal Adornment in Scotland up to 1700’

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The University Library Special Collections Division recently contributed to the conference ‘Dress and Décor: Domestic Textiles and Personal Adornment in Scotland up to 1700’.Read more