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Name of Library: University of St. Andrews Library and Information Service

Address: North Street, St. Andrews, Fife KY16 9TR

Town: St Andrews

Telephone: 01334 462281

Fax: 01334 462282

E-mail: library@st-and.ac.uk

Website: http://www.library.st-and.ac.uk

Alternative names



Colin Bovaird

Job Title

Senior Library Assistant

Purpose and main user community of the library

Serves staff and students of the University. Other scholars are welcome

Terms of access

Access is free for consultation but users must register on first visit

Opening hours

Term time: M-F 08.45-00.00 (no lending service after 2200), Sa 09.00-17.00, Su 13.00-19.00.

Vacation M-F 09.00-20.00 (no lending service after 1700)

Mid Sept.-May Sa 09.00-13.00 excluding Christmas period

Disabled access

All floors are accessible by lift


ILL via BLDSC generally possible, but items dated before 1880 are not lent, and other

restrictions may apply.

Non-University borrowers are charged 30 per annum


900,000 whole library; 60,000 theology

Periodicals - Back Issues

5,000 whole library; 680 theology

Current Periodicals

2,800 whole library printed, 680 theology; 2,500 whole library electronic, 120 theology


Mss, microfilm and databases include substantial theology holdings. Other materials include

maps, videos, DVDs, newspapers

Volumes added per year

9,000 whole library, 600 theology


All aspects

Special Collections

Bible collection; Buccleugh collection; Von Hugel collection of philosophy and theolgy;

Archdeacon Moore collection; G.H. Forbes collection


Wide range of subject coverage, especially relating to the church and churchmen in Scotland

and to the Catholic modernist movement

Research resource

Roman Catholic modernism

Catalogue Type

Computer (SAULCAT) of post-1972 acquisitions accessible by author/title, subject and

classmark; guardbook catalogue (author only) of pre-1973 acquisitions

URL of catalogue


Other facilities

Photocopying, microfilm reader

Full Time Staff 24

Part Time Staff 52

Voluntary Staff

Future plans


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