Welcome to Information Services (IS) - Sconul Readers
Aberystwyth University is part of the Sconul Access Scheme and welcomes Readers from other participating Institutions to make use of the University's libraries.
You will need to complete the Sconul Access application process with your home insitution before coming to Aberystwyth.
To arrange Sconul Readership of Aberystwyth University Libraries you will need to visit the Enquiry Desk in the Hugh Owen Library.
You will need to bring with you:
- the email from your home library approving your application and welcoming you to the access scheme
- your ID card or library card from your home institution
We offer reference only facilities for undergraduates from other institutions.
All use of Aberystwyth University facilities is subject to Regulations and Guidelines and you will need an Aberystwyth University IT account and an Aber Card.
Your IT account gives you access to:
You will be able activate your University IT account online once your application for AU Sconul Readership has been processed and you will be emailed with instructions for doing this as soon as your account is ready.
Your Aber Card is used:
- for library borrowing, including the use of self-issue machines
- to access the library out of core hours (to enter and exit)
- for photocopying
- for printing from email
- for scanning to email
Once you have activated your IT account you can apply for your Aber Card online so it is ready for you when you arrive on campus
Using Aberystwyth University Libraries
SCONUL users are welcome to use our ‘Walk-In Access to Electronic Resources’ terminal.
The ‘Walk-In Access to Electronic Resources’ service gives SCONUL users access to a number of electronic resources, such as e-journals and databases, where licensing agreements allow. Owing to these licencing agreements, we are unable to offer SCONUL users full access to our online resources.