Welcome to Information Services (IS) - Distance Learning Students

Information Services provide IT and library services to registered students at Aberystwyth University, subject to Information Services Regulations, Policies and Guidelines.

To make use of our facilities you will need an Aberystwyth University IT account and an Aber Card.


Your Aber Card is used:

  • as your student id

and when visiting campus as part of a study school or for research:

Once you have activated your IT account you should apply for your Aber card online so that it is ready for you when you come to campus.

Essential Library and IT Guide for new students

To find out more about Library and IT facilities please a look at our essential Library and IT guide for new students

Additional services

Further information

  • the library and learning resources pages will provide you with information on making the best use of the University's libraries and collections
  • the information literacy will give you tips and advice on finding and using resources and improving your information literacy skills
  • the frequently asked questions pages provide instructions and advice in the use of our facilities and service