New Student Guide to the Library
Finding resources you need, and your account
Use Library search to find what you need. It includes:
- books and e-books;
- journal articles;
- dvds and other audio visual materials;
- newspaper articles;
- encyclopedia and dictionary entries;
- items held in Special Collections and Museum Collections.
If you need any help finding what you need please ask for help.
Many modules have online reading lists. You'll find these on your module on MMS or Moodle, of through the Library webpages.
- find the right databases to search for the best resources for your subject;
- get help using resources on and off-campus;
- get help from the Academic Liaison Librarian for your subjects.
How many books can I borrow?
- Undergraduate students - 25 books at one time
- Postgraduate students - 40 books at one time
How long can I borrow for?
There are a range of Loan types
4 week loan
- Undergraduate and external members - 4 weeks loan with up to 4 automatic renewals
- Staff and postgraduates - 4 week loan with up to 20 automatic renewals/
3 day loan
- 3 days with up to 10 automatic renewals
Short loan (no recall or renewal)
These are high demand books which can only be borrowed by students and staff of the University of St Andrews. These can be borrowed for 4 hours and overnight. Short loans cannot be renewed, you must return the item and re-issue it. Fines are charged for Short loan items at 50p per hour of part of an hour.
If a 4 week loan item is recalled from you, the due date will change to 7-days from the date recalled, unless the due date is less than 7 days away, when the due date won't change. You will be notified of the recall by rmail, and recalled books cannot be renewed. If a 3 day loan items is recalled you'll receive an email, and won't be able to renew it. Fines are charged for the late return of recalled items, at £2 per day.
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