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SAULCAT - St Andrews University Library Catalogue

Opening times

Main Library: Semester

St Mary's College Library

The Richardson Research Library at Martyrs Kirk

Special Collections

JF Allen Library

Dr Ettie Stewart Steele Reading Room

Looking for somewhere to study when the Library closes or gets too busy? Have a look at the study spaces guide provided by the Students' Association.

See how many people are in the Main Library and where pcs are available now! The number displayed below is indicative of how many people have come in through the Library entry gates. We have 966 study spaces available in the Library (excluding seats in the cafe and some soft seating areas).


Main Library

North Street
Telephone: 01334 462331/2


The Library Service Desk will be closed on Monday 23rd October from 15.50-17.10.
Monday-Sunday 08.00-02.00 

*Last entry to the Main Library building is 15 minutes before closing: 01.45

Library Service Desk
Monday-Friday 09.00-21.00
Saturday 10.00-17.00
Sunday 11.00-18.00
IT Service Desk  
Monday-Friday 09.00-18.00
Saturday 10.00-17.00
Sunday 11.00-18.00

St Mary's College Library

St Mary's College, South Street 
Telephone: 01334 462855


Monday-Friday 09.00-19.45

The Richardson Research Library at Martyrs Kirk

North Street

The Thomson Research Reading Room is open to all registered postgraduate students, academic and academic-related staff.  Access to the building’s front entrance and to the Thomson Room is controlled by proximity card readers – please have your student/staff ID card with you at all times.

Thomson Research Reading Room


Monday-Friday 08.00-00.00
Saturday-Sunday 10.00-00.00

Special Collections: Napier Reading Room

Please check the Special Collections pages for opening times.

Visits by appointment only. To make an appointment, please email or phone 01334 462339.

JF Allen Library

School of Physics & Astronomy, North Haugh 
Telephone: 01334 463231

Contact 01334 463231, or email for further information.


Monday - Friday

08.00-17.45 (authorised card-holders have access until 20.30)
Staff on duty: Monday-Friday, 10.00-14.00

Self-issue and return in operation at all times

Dr Ettie Stewart Steele Reading Room

School of Chemistry, North Haugh 
Telephone: 01334 463775

The Dr Ettie Stewart Steele Reading Room in the Purdie Building is now operating on a reference-only basis. Books are not available for loan, although lending copies of some titles are held in the JF Allen Library (Physics building) and the Main Library. Photocopying facilities are available in the library.

Normal opening hours are 09.00-17.00.

Vicki Cormie ( is the main contact for any issues or enquiries relating to Library facilities in the School of Chemistry.