Distance Learning Students: Library services: Library Services

A guide to the services and support the Library offers to Flexible and Distance Learning Students

Library Services for Distance Learning Students

Book delivery service and returning books

We can post books out to addresses in the United Kingdom only, for distance learning students. You should provide details of the titles you want by email: library@st-andrews.ac.uk (please include class mark, author, title and year). There is a charge of £6.70 to cover postage costs by registered mail and insurance. If an item is recalled by another user we will let you know by email.

If you can’t get to the Library to return books, please post them to us. Post them to:

User Services
University of St Andrews Library
North Street
St Andrews
KY16 9TR

Ask for a free proof of postage receipt.

Inter-library loans and Article Reach

When a journal article or book chapter is not available from our collections, distance learners can request scanned articles and chapters through our Inter Library Loan Service. These will be sent directly to your University email account. 


If you need more than a chapter of a book, and an ebook isn't already available, you can email morebooks@st-andrews.ac.uk to ask us to check if an ebook can be purchased.

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