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Echoes is now on Facebook and Twitter!

Echoes from the Vault is stretching its social media legs! We can now be found on Facebook and Twitter, through the University Library’s pages. Follow the University Library and Echoes on Twitter @StAndrewsUniLib and…

52 Weeks of Fantastic Bindings: Week 2

Bib BS2085.C27– An early 17th century dos-à-dos embroidered New Testament and Psalter This week’s fantastic binding comes from the Bible collection, and has been in our collection for almost 50 years. Bib BS2085.C27 is…

A contemporary cure for the plague

Finding marginalia and other inscriptions in our early collections is so common that we often take it for granted. However, sometimes something really spectacular pops up that demands our attention. Such was the case…

52 Weeks of Fantastic Bindings: Week 1

Having been inspired by a recent conference in Oxford (9 June 2011) entitled “The place of bindings in book history and bibliography: resources and research” (sponsored by the Bodleian Libraries and Ligatus), we have…

Access to Special Collections

The Department of Special Collections has been closed since February 2011 to move the collections to a new facility so that refurbishment work can be completed on the Main Library. This facility is located in the…

Hello World!

Hello from St Andrews! This is our first post on our new blog, Echoes from the Vault, and we are very excited to see where it will take us. We are hoping to use this blog as a platform to share some of the unique items…