Thomas Parry Library

The Thomas Parry Library is situated on the Llanbadarn Centre, Aberystwyth [location]. It supports the requirements of the Staff and Students of the Institute of Management, Law and Information Science. A range of facilities are provided both to help you with your studies and for quiet relaxation.

During the summer vacation 2018, Information Services will be closing our Thomas Parry Library to fit in with the University decision to focus all undergraduate teaching on Penglais campus.  To keep up with the latest on how we plan to move our materials over to Hugh Owen Library, and find out how any changes might affect you, visit


Opening hours

Our opening hours are available here
You will need your Aber Card to access the Thomas Parry Library from 07:00-08:30 and 18:00-22:00 during termtimes.


The library houses materials for:

  • Information Studies
  • Law and Criminology
  • Management & Business

All journals are shelved in one alphabetical sequence for all 3 subject disciplines.

All books are shelved on the main library floor in one sequence according to relevant classmark. All books, regardless of loan status or size, are shelved together: i.e: short loan, 3-day loan, standard loan and quarto books are shelved in one sequence to aid discovery.

Additional core journals for all 3 subject disciplines and law reports are shelved in the Thomas Parry library stack. Items held here, indicated by "Thomas Parry Library Stack" on Primo, the library catalogue, can be requested at the Thomas Parry Library Enquiry Desk. These items will be made available to you while you wait.

Other non-core items, indicated via Primo, the library catalogue, as being available in External Store, can be requested via Primo These items will be made available to you within 24 hours Monday-Friday during termtimes.

Information on borrowing from the library's collections can be found on this page

Distance Learning students studying with the Department of Information Studies should email with any requests for postal loans.

Special Collections

Special Collections, for reference only, include:

Floor plans


The Thomas Parry Library offers 62 PC spaces and 253 study spaces, of which

  • 69 study spaces are in quiet group study areas
  • 185 study spaces are in silent study area and
  • 3 study spaces are in individual carrels.

In additional there is additional flexible seating possible in the TPL Training Room on the main floor.


  • There are disabled parking bays adjacent to the main entrance of the Thomas Parry which is accessible to wheelchair users via various flat areas or ramps.
  • There is an accessible entrance/exit to the library on the lower floor for wheelchair users or users with mobility issues. Please contact Student Support Services to arrange access via your Aber Card as required.
  • Disabled toilet facilities are located within the main library.
  • An induction loop is available at the Enquiry Desk.
  • Coloured overlays and magnifiers are available to borrow from the enquiry desk.
  • We can arrange to fetch and delivery reading or other materials within the Library, ready for collection or personal study.
  • There is a dedicated adjustable computer desk in the Computer Room and Carrel #4 on the lower floor.
  • Please contact Student Support Services and Health, Safety and Environment Office to arrange a Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan (PEEP) for the Library if relevant.

If you would like a guided tour of the facilities, or to discuss any specific requirements you have, please contact us.