Study carrels and group study rooms

Hugh Owen Library Study Carrels

Postgraduate Study Carrels: a limited number of carrels are available on Level F of the Hugh Owen Library for research postgraduates who need accommodation when making intensive use of library materials.

  • These carrels have sockets so you can connect your own computer to the University network.
  • Carrels can be booked for 12 months (1st September - 31st August) and cannot be renewed if there is a waiting list.
  • A £1 a day fine will be charged if you do not return your carrel key back to the Enquiry Desk on Level D*, Hugh Owen Library by the end of the day it is due back: see library opening hours
  • No charge is made for use of the carrels but full replacement costs, £25, must be paid for a lost key.
  • Because of high demand at some periods of the year, it may be necessary to wait some time until a carrel becomes available.

Daily Use Study Carrels: there are four carrels on Level F which are available for daily use by all students on a first come first served basis.

  • These carrels all have a computer in them
  • Enquire and collect the key at the Hugh Owen Library Enquiry Desk on Level D*
  • A £5 a day fine will be charged if you do not return your carrel key back to the Enquiry Desk on Level D*, Hugh Owen Library by the end of the day: see library opening hours
  • No charge is made for use of the carrels but full replacement costs, £25, must be paid for a lost key

Bookable Carrels: there are two carrels on Level E which are available for users to book in advance

  • These carrels have a computer with webcam in them
  • They can be booked for 2-hour periods by contacting Information Services
  • Users can book no more than two slots in a row
  • Bookings can be made up to two weeks in advance
  • No charge is made for use of the carrels.

*During the Level D refurbishment between 6th of June 2017 and December 2017, collect/return carrel keys at the temporary Enquiry Desk on Level E.

Thomas Parry Library Study Carrels

Daily use study carrels: there are three carrels which are available for daily use by all students on a first come first served basis

  • These carrels all have a computer in them
  • Enquire and collect the key at the Thomas Parry Library Enquiry Desk.
  • A £5 a day fine will be charged if you do not return your carrel key back to the Thomas Parry Library Enquiry Desk by the end of the day: see library opening hours
  • No charge is made for use of the carrels but full replacement costs, £25, must be paid for a lost key.

Bookable carrel

  • This carrels has a computer with webcam
  • It can be booked for 2-hour periods by contacting Information Services
  • Users can book no more than two slots in a row
  • Bookings can be made up to two weeks in advance
  • No charge is made for use of the carrels.

Study Carrel Regulations

  • No hazardous materials may be stored in the study carrel.
  • Information Services staff shall be entitled to routinely access the study carrel at all times and without notice to the user for the purposes of security, maintenance and repair, searching for unissued library materials and all other purposes deemed necessary.
  • Any Aberystwyth University library books or materials inside must be issued to the individual using the study carrel.
  • Any unissued Aberystwyth University library books or materials found to be stored in a study carrel will be returned directly to the shelves.
  • Information Services will not accept any liability for lost, damaged or stolen items/belongings left in the carrel.

For your convenience, safety and security, please observe the following:

  • Silent study only in carrels
  • Drinks without lids and hot food and are not allowed in carrels
  • No food or beverages may be stored in the study carrel
  • Electrical appliances (other than laptops) are not permitted
  • Do not obscure the glass door of the carrel
  • If using headphones, make sure you are able to hear the fire alarm
  • Be sure to close the window, switch off the light and lock the door when leaving
  • Carrels are for one person use and must not be sub-let.
  • You must make regular use of the carrel for study.

Hugh Owen Group study rooms

There are glass-fronted study areas situated between the carrels on level F of the Hugh Owen Library

  • Silent group study use is prioritised over individual use.
  • No booking is necessary.
  • Only silent study is permitted in these study rooms.
  • These rooms are not sound-proofed. Groups who need to discuss work should use the Group Study Area on Level E of the Hugh Owen Library

Joy Welch Room

This room, on Level E of the Hugh Owen Library, can accommodate groups of up to 8 people. It can be booked by contacting Information Services.

Hermann Ethé Room

This large non-bookable room is situated to the left of the Iris De Freitas Room and has 3 large group study use computer tables (up to 6 people at each table). A computer and screen is available.

Thomas Parry Group study rooms

There are 4 group study rooms available in the Thomas Parry Library. The bookable rooms can be booked by contacting Information Services.

namelocationspaceequipmentbookable
Group Study #1 Main library floor 12 computer and large screen, study tables and chairs yes
Group Study #2 Main library floor 8 computer and large screen, study tables and chairs yes
Group Study #3 Main library floor 10 computer and large screen,study tables and chairs yes
Group Study #4 Lower library floor flexible space up to 34 3 individual computers, 2 Group Study / Synergy computer tables, study tables and chairs, 2 vending machines, drinking water, comfortable seating no