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LibGuides: Find Information about Your SubjectLibGuides: Find Information about Your Subject


Did you know that the Library has subject guides that can help you find information for your studies? With LibGuides, you can discover information about electronic resources, books and e-books, key databases and much more...

Feel free to browse through our guides and if you have any questions, you're welcome to contact either your Subject Librarian or the Academic Engagement team.

Join a library tour for a chance to win Aber Card credit!Join a library tour for a chance to win Aber Card credit!


Come and find out where your books are, how to use the printers and self-issue machines, as well as finding out more about the wide range of facilities and services available in the library to help you with your studies.

Library tours are in the Hugh Owen Library every day from Saturday 22nd September until Friday 28th September and then on Wednesday lunchtimes at 12noon and 1pm.

Come along to find out more about your library. Open to students who have just started with us or those that have been here a while.

Information Services welcomes new and returning studentsInformation Services welcomes new and returning students


To get help in activating your email and connecting your devices to the University Network, visit the Level D Enquiry Desk in the Hugh Owen Library. We are also offering Library tours to all new and returning students from Saturday 22 September onwards. Further information on all our services can be found at:

Are the books you want out on loan?Are the books you want out on loan?


Request 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

Changes to how books are borrowed from the university library from 24th SeptemberChanges to how books are borrowed from the university library from 24th September


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.

 There are 3 main changes coming into effect:

  • You can borrow most books for 1 week and these will be automatically renewed for you each week until someone else needs the book and requests it, or after 6 months.
  • 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

Your new Primo: Library Catalogue searchYour new Primo: Library Catalogue search


Ready for the new academic year, the Library has launched its new and improved Primo: Library Catalogue search experience. This offers improved discovery and access to the University’s wealth of online and print resources. Further information:

Term time opening hours from 21st September across all AU librariesTerm time opening hours from 21st September across all AU libraries


The Hugh Owen Library will be open 24 hours, 7 days a week during term-time, starting Friday 21st September 2018. You will need your Aber Card to enter and exit the library between 10pm and 8:30am. The Physical Sciences Library will be open 8.30am to 7:30pm Monday to Friday during term-time, starting Monday 24th September 2018. Library opening hours:

Semester One Timetable Now AvailableSemester One Timetable Now Available


Your personalised academic timetable for 2018-19 will be available on your online student record approximately three working days after you complete the registration process.

The timetable can also be viewed on the Academic Timetable website:

Your timetable is also available on your personal calendar through Office 365, but please note that calendars may take longer to show the new timetable information:

There will be some adjustments to the timetable over the next few weeks while students finalise their module choices. We’ll keep changes to an absolute minimum, but we do recommend you check your timetable regularly in case any adjustments have been made. The semester one timetable will settle after the initial weeks of the teaching period. If you have any questions about your timetable, your academic department will be able to advise you.

Blackboard Maintenance: Wednesday 19th and Thursday 20th December 2018Blackboard Maintenance: Wednesday 19th and Thursday 20th December 2018


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.

CLA Data Collection Exercise - Monday 17th September 2018 to Friday 26th October 2018 CLA Data Collection Exercise - Monday 17th September 2018 to Friday 26th October 2018


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  which will hopefully address any questions you have about the exercise, but if you have any further questions or feedback then please contact

ICT Service disruption on Tuesday morningsICT Service disruption on Tuesday mornings


A 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: We apologise for any inconvenience.