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 can check if your Institution participates in the scheme on the Sconul Access website. (If your home institution is not a participating member you can still make use of our Visitors facilities.)

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, please complete the SCONUL Access Request Form 

We offer reference only facilities for undergraduates from other institutions.

All use of Aberystwyth University facilities is subject to Regulations, Policies 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:

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.