Services for Academic Staff

If you haven't already done so, ensure that you also visit this Information for New Staff page aimed at ALL new staff which includes essentials such as activating your IT account and applying for your Aber Card.

Further Information

Acquiring library resources

E-learning services

Software by request

The library catalogue and electronic resources

  • Search Primo to find books, journals, DVDs, newspapers, dissertations and rare books in all Aberystwyth University locations. Find e-books and e-journals too.
  • Sign in to
    • use My Account to manage your loans, requests and renewals
    • use your E-Shelf to store records of items you have found
    • set up alerts to receive messages about incoming books that match your regular search terms
  • To browse or search our e-journals collection in Primo, click E-journals A-Z
  • Search Primo Central to find full-text journal articles from thousands of journal titles. Find Primo Central in the Search menu in Primo.
  • Click Databases A-Z in Primo to browse all our subscribed databases and some high-quality free online resources
  • Follow the advice here to view full-text from Primo search results
  • Look out for the @aber buttons in search results in subscribed databases; clicking on the button will check our e-journal holdings for full-text
  • Follow the advice here when working off-campus to ensure you can access e-books, e-journals and online databases subscribed to by Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University research

  • PURE is the Aberystwyth University current research information system (CRIS) which will hold details of staff’s current research activity (outputs, esteem, student supervision). It will be used to make the University's REF submission and will interact with CADAIR to populate the repository with staff's completed research outputs.
  • CADAIR is the Aberystwyth University open access repository for showcasing higher degree dissertations and other research output.

ISBNs for AU publications

Information Services can advise you when publishing in print or online.

Subject librarian services

Contact your subject librarian directly by phone or email, or email acastaff@aber.ac.uk, for subject and information skills enquiries and one-to-one help or training on request.

 We provide: for staff

  • An introductory visit and/or tour of library facilities by arrangement
  • Advice on library services for academic staff by phone and email
  • Collaboration on resourcing the library and information skills training
  • One-to-one training on request; we can visit you on campus for e.g. use of online catalogues and resources on and off campus, content alerts or EndNote training
  • Refresher/update sessions for groups of staff by arrangement

 We provide: for students

Formal liaison with academic departments

Subject librarians liaise directly with IS Representatives drawn from the academic staff in each department. Other forums include

  • Round Tables: an opportunity for IS staff to discuss strategic changes to more closely meet departments' needs and to report on relevant events and developments
  • IS staff also attend departmental Staff and Student Consultative Committees to take questions and feedback from staff and students and report on new facilities and services
  • Departmental Boards: subject librarians are happy to attend to highlight important developments and improve their background knowledge of the departments they support

Information Services service guidelines