News & Events
Opportunity to win £5 credit on your Aber Card by giving your opinion on space in the Hugh Owen Library
Help us to further develop library spaces in the Hugh Owen Library by filling in the 5 minute survey about your own use of the library:
17/10/2018Celebrate International Open Access Week 2018 by signing up for one of Aber’s Scholarly Communications sessions!
The More Books Service enables all students to recommend books for us to buy for the library from Primo, the library catalogue - via Purchase Request option once you have logged into your Primo account.
Visit the More Books Service to see how you can contribute to our collection.
Need a quiet place to work alone? Why not rent a Study Carrel for free? Carrels, each with a computer, are available in Hugh Owen Library. They can be rented for daily use by all students on a first come first served basis. See https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/library-services/carrels/
Alternatively, if you need a safe place to put your bag or laptop while studying in the library, why not rent a library locker for free? Day use or long loan lockers are available to rent free of charge via the Hugh Owen Library. See http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/library/lockers/
Information Services have invested £500k on replacing the computers in all centrally timetabled teaching rooms, computer rooms and libraries during the summer vacation 2018.
As part of this work, a new computer room has been installed in the IBERS building (room 0.32), and a new teaching room has been installed in the Visualisation Centre.
Psychology and Education students, come along and meet your subject librarian Sarah to discuss finding resources for your assignments! Weekly meetings are held on Thursdays from 11:30 till 12:30 in P5 foyer.
Check which computer rooms have the most available PCs.
Visit https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/it-services/rooms/availability/ for details of all campus computer usage.
You can connect to the WiFi network in all university teaching and admin buildings, including the Arts Centre and TaMed Da, all AU Halls of residence and including some outside areas such as the piazza outside the Arts Centre; the area between the Hugh Owen building and Llandinam and the lawn outside the Arts Centre. To connect your device to the University network see: https://faqs.aber.ac.uk/21
Are you not sure how to submit your assignment on Blackboard? Take a look at the E-Learning FAQs!
For Turnitin assignments: https://faqs.aber.ac.uk/index.php?id=524
For Blackboard Assignments: https://faqs.aber.ac.uk/index.php?id=2601
24/09/2018Request them online via Primo, the library catalogue and most books will be due back within 7 days. We will let you know when they are available to you https://faqs.aber.ac.uk/814
Bring your own mug and enjoy a hot drink and a croissant whilst finding stuff for your assignments!
When? Wednesdays 8:15am to 8:45am
Where? Group Study Room, Hugh Owen Library
- 10.10.18 Reading lists
- 17.10.18 Primo
- 24.10.18 E-books
- 31.10.18 Journal articles
- 07.11.18 Fake news
- 14.11.18 How to reference
- 21.11.18 Software for referencing
For more information contact your Subject Librarians: firstname.lastname@example.org 01970 621896
11/10/2018Take a look at the step by step guide on our FAQs: How do I connect to the central printers?
While you are a student at Aberystwyth University you can download Microsoft Office for free via your office365 account.
How? Here are the instructions: https://faqs.aber.ac.uk/1391
05/10/2018IBERS students: come along and meet your Subject Librarian, Non, to discuss finding resources in the library for your essays and more! The weekly meetings will start Thursday, 11 October between 10-11.30am in IBERbach.
02/10/2018Interpol students, come along and meet your subject librarian Simon to discuss finding resources for your essays! Weekly meetings started on Tuesday 2nd October at 11.30 till 12.30 in the main Interpol lobby. https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/library-services/subject/interpol/
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To provide a flexible, responsive and fairer service for our users, the university library, working with the Students Union, is implementing changes to the way books are borrowed from 24th September 2018. https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/library-services/borrowing/
There are 3 main changes:
- You can borrow most books for 1 week. These will be automatically renewed for you each week for up to 6 months or until someone else needs the book and requests it.
- You will only be fined if you do not bring the book back when it is recalled by another user, or if you do not return the book to the library after 6 months.
- All University staff and students can borrow up to 40 books at any one time whether undergraduate, postgraduate or staff
The benefits are:
- Replaces 2 week, 3 day and 24 hour loan periods with one simple 1 week loan period making borrowing books far easier and less likely to incur fines.
- You only need to return books if they are needed by another user
- Simplifies the rules around how many books can be borrowed thereby avoiding unnecessary confusion
- Ensures equity of access and consistency for our users
Eduroam remains the main wireless network for connecting standard devices such as phones, laptops, networks devices to the University network. For those devices that cannot connect to eduroam such as games consoles, TVs, etc, a separate wireless network - PAU-IoT – is being rolled out across halls of residence. While most residences have now been updated with the new wireless set up as well as eduroam, there are some halls (PJM, Cwrt Mawr A and B) still to be completed. It is planned to complete this roll out to all halls by the end of the year; where this is not available you will need to connect your device to the wired network.
Instructions for connecting games consoles, TVs etc to the wired network: https://faqs.aber.ac.uk/2717
Instructions for connecting games consoles, TVs etc to the wireless network: https://faqs.aber.ac.uk/1453
Essential maintenance work will be undertaken on Wednesday 19th and Thursday 20th December 2018. Blackboard, Turnitin and Panopto will be unavailable at this time. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Beginning on Monday 17th September there will be a collection of royalties data, conducted by the Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA), for thirty working days until Friday 26th October.
We have set up a webpage https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/news/cla18 which will hopefully address any questions you have about the exercise, but if you have any further questions or feedback then please contact email@example.com
04/06/2018A reminder that Information Services carries out essential maintenance on the University’s ICT services on Tuesday mornings. Access to all services, including email and web access, must be considered "At Risk" between 7am and 10am. Further information at: https://faqs.aber.ac.uk/94 We apologise for any inconvenience.
Information Services, Aberystwyth University, Hugh Owen Library, Penglais, Aberystwyth, SY23 3DZ
Tel: 01970 62 2400 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org