Coronavirus information and guidance
Library account
Library spaces
Everyone studies and prefers to work in different ways, which is why the Library provides a number of spaces across the University to offer a range of environments in different locations.
Check below for information about the opening times for each of the library spaces, where you can find them, what facilities are available and for photographs of each of the locations.  
Keep yourself and fellow students safe
If you are booking a space in any of our Library or study areas, please keep yourself, your fellow students, and the staff who work in these buildings safe. Take a regular Covid test. It’s free, and you can book instantly on MySaint.
 
Main Library
This week's opening hours
Monday
9am to 9pm (Service Desk 11am to 3pm)
Tuesday
9am to 9pm (Service Desk 11am to 3pm)
Wednesday
9am to 9pm (Service Desk 11am to 3pm)
Thursday
9am to 9pm (Service Desk 11am to 3pm)
Friday
9am to 9pm (Service Desk 11am to 3pm)
Saturday
9am to 9pm (Service Desk 11am to 3pm)
Sunday
9am to 9pm (Service Desk 11am to 3pm)
Don't forget
Bring a face covering (you must wear this at all times within the building), your ID card and bottled water.
St Mary’s College Library, incorporating the King James Library
This week's opening hours
Monday
10am to 8pm
Tuesday
10am to 8pm
Wednesday
10am to 8pm
Thursday
10am to 8pm
Friday
10am to 8pm
Saturday
10am to 8pm
Sunday
10am to 8pm
Don't forget
Bring a face covering (you must wear this at all times within the building), your ID card and bottled water.
Closure
St Mary's and King James libraries will be closed on Monday 14, Friday 18, Monday 21 and Tuesday 22 June 2021 because of filming for graduation in Parliament Hall.
These libraries can be found on South Street, St Mary’s Quadrangle.
University staff and students can drop in to use a study space in both libraries, and to browse and borrow the collections using the self-service machine. 
JF Allen Library
This week's opening hours
Monday
9am to 6pm
Tuesday
9am to 6pm
Wednesday
9am to 6pm
Thursday
9am to 6pm
Friday
9am to 6pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed
Don't forget
Bring a face covering (you must wear this at all times within the building), your ID card and bottled water.
This Library is located upstairs in the Physics building on the North Haugh.
University staff and students can drop in to use a study space, and to browse and borrow the collections using the self-service machine. 
 
Martyrs Kirk, Thomson Reading Room
This week's opening hours
Monday
9am to 8.30pm
Tuesday
9am to 8.30pm
Wednesday
9am to 8.30pm
Thursday
9am to 8.30pm
Friday
9am to 8.30pm
Saturday
9am to 8.30pm
Sunday
9am to 8.30pm
Don't forget
Bring a face covering (you must wear this at all times within the building), your ID card and bottled water.
Postgraduate students, including taught postgraduates, and University staff can use this space.
Library at The Gateway
This week's opening hours
Monday
9am to 6pm
Tuesday
9am to 6pm
Wednesday
9am to 6pm
Thursday
9am to 6pm
Friday
9am to 6pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed
Don't forget
Bring a face covering (you must wear this at all times within the building), your ID card and bottled water.
Library at The Gateway is the basement level of the large round building on the North Haugh which also houses the School of Management.
University staff and students can drop in to use a study space.
See our webpage for other drop-in study spaces
Ettie Stewart Steele Reading Room
This week's opening hours
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
Closed
Friday
Closed
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed
This reading room is in the Chemistry building on the North Haugh.

Centuries of enlightenment
The history of the University of St Andrews Library begins with Scotland’s oldest reading room, the King James Library. Read about how Royal gifts founded this library and the ways that the collections have grown, together with some of the significant figures who have visited and used this “elegant and luminous” place.
History of the library
Tools
Library regulations
Library policies
Library representatives
Public task statement
Library committees (requires login)
Navigation
Library spaces
Resources
Subject guides
Services and support
Special collections
Book a workspace
Contact
Help
Contact us
University of St Andrews Library
North Street
St Andrews
KY16 9TR
Email: library@st-andrews.ac.uk
Service Desk: +44 (0)1334 46 2331
Library social media
Facebook
Twitter
Instagram
© 2020 The University of St Andrews is a charity registered in Scotland, No: SC013532
Accessibility statement Terms and conditionsWebsite help
Chat with us
Skip to content
Library
Library spacesResourcesSubject guidesServices and supportSpecial CollectionsBook a workspaceContactHelp
History of the libraryDrop-in spaces
UniversityLibrary