Library Services

Aberystwyth benefits from an excellent range of library facilities with three libraries, two on Penglais and one on Llanbadarn, and students and staff are also able to use the enormous research collections of the National Library of Wales.

The Hugh Owen Library on Penglais is open 24-hours 7 days a week during term-times.

The University libraries provide study places for around 1100 students. Study places consist of traditional silent study, open plan areas, computer areas, study carrels and quiet group study areas for student project work.

NEWS: 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

Our Library Services