Valentine’s: Your Love and Break-up letters to the Library

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Thank you for the beautiful, funny, and moving letters you left for us on our Valentine’s feedback board.… Read more

Students – love poetry and want to win £100? Enter Poems Aloud competition!

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Open only to University of St Andrews students, our Poems Aloud! competition (run in collaboration with the StAnza International Poetry Festival) asks you to perform a poem you have memorised on stage at The Byre Studio Theatre, to a panel of judges.… Read more

His Bloody Project: A Historical Commentary

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This year marks the 10th anniversary of the University of St Andrews’ Booker Prize Project, where all new undergraduate students are given access to a novel which has been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize to encourage a shared conversation.Read more

Rebel Women – Women’s Liberation Movement in St Andrews

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This week, the Main Library has a display to celebrate rebel women, to tie in with this year’s Book Week Scotland theme of ‘Rebel’.… Read more

Pay Library fines on 22nd November and help support Book Aid International

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Library fines paid on Thursday 22 November (online through your library record or at the Main Library Service Desk by card) – up to a total for the day of £1,000 – will go to the charity Book Aid International.… Read more

Halloween feedback – your comments

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You left 128 tricks and treats on our feedback board! Thank you for telling us what fills you with dread about the Library and what was a pleasant surprise.… Read more

Colour me clean! Basic Care and Preservation of Photographic Collections

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A one-day theory and practical workshop on the basic care and preservation of photographs was organised and hosted by the University of St Andrews Library, Special Collections Division.… Read more

Event: Historical crime reports and Burnet’s His Bloody Project

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Title page from 1863 Glasgow chapbook.

“Historical archives are magical, inspiring places for writers”, notes Graeme Macrae Burnet, author of this year’s St Andrews Booker Project novel: His Bloody Project.… Read more

“There’s been a murder!” – St Andrews students investigate and take part in our Booker Prize Project event

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Kirkforthar murder illustration on pamphlet

Image from: Report of the trial and execution of Michael Scanlan for the murder of Margaret Maxwell on 16th February 1852 : to which is appended a short account of the cases of murder in the county of Fife for a century previous.Read more

University Library Special Collections Visiting Scholars Show and Tell Programme

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Back in March, we announced the names of this year’s University Library Special Collections Visiting Scholars.… Read more