University of St. Andrews Library and Information Service

Last updated 23rd March 2005 
Name of library  University of St. Andrews Library and Information Service
Address  North Street, St. Andrews, Fife KY16 9TR
Fax  01334 462282
Alternative names  
Contact & Job Title Colin Bovaird,  Senior Library Assistant
Purpose & 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
Lending to other libraries & visitors  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.
Number of volumes  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
Other materials  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
Special Collections  Bible collection; Buccleugh collection; Von Hugel collection of philosophy and theology; Archdeacon Moore collection; G.H. Forbes collection
Manuscripts  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  
Changes in next five years affecting the above  
Anything else about the library