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Due to COVID-19, information on library services and facilities may change. For the latest information , please go to 



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Need help finding online library resources for assignments, dissertations and research?


Please check your subject LibGuides for updated information to help you find ebooks, ejournals and other online resources and make best use of library services at this time.

Offers of free library content? Let us know


If you are emailed by a publisher to access free library content, please forward the message to Communicating directly with students can lead to confusion, as access may still need to be switched on at an institutional level before content can be accessed.

Networking downtime on Tuesday 21st April


Essential network maintenance being carried out during the at risk period 07:00 to 09:00 on Tuesday 21st April. All network based services will be unavailable while during this time. We apologise for any inconvenience. 

Using Primo off capmus


If you’re using Primo off-campus, please use the Primo VPN site to make sure you’re accessing as much as possible. Follow this quick FAQ for guidance: All journals, databases and ebooks are available to you 24/7, on or off campus.


Help to plant trees with Ecosia


As of 27th Feb, Aberystwyth Uni started using Ecosia as its default search engine. Ecosia commit to planting a tree for every 45 internet searches performed, using most of the profits they get from advertising revenue. They have, to date, facilitated the planting of over 86 million trees, spread across 9,000+ sites. This has helped various species, agriculture, and biodiversity flourish, especially in underprivileged areas which suffer the most from the effects of climate change.

We would love for students and staff to get involved using their personal devices, by installing Ecosia via this link ( so that the number of trees planted by you can be tracked! So far, Aber Uni have ‘planted’ 93 trees – let’s get that figure up!

Get the latest information on AU library services


Due to COVID-19, our library services are adapting to meet your needs. For the latest information, please follow Information Services on:
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• Twitter: @aberuni_is
• Instagram: @isaberuni

More Books: tell us about books you would like in the Library


If you need a book that can't be accessed, please let us know using our More Books service for students and we will purchase an electronic version if there is one available, or our Purchase Request Form if you are a member of staff. You can make multiple requests.

Did you know that Primo has a mobile-friendly interface?


You can access Primo’s mobile-friendly interface by going to on your mobile device. For best result when accessing e-books and e-journals use the ‘Primo for off campus’ button.

24/7 computer rooms and learning centres now closed (24th March 2020)


The 24/7 learning centres and computer rooms are now closed. Please note that online resources are still available as normal, and support from Information Services for your technical needs and resource enquiries is available remotely.

Follow us on FAcebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest information from Information Services.

Books recalls have been suspended until further notice [18 March 2020]


  • As of Wednesday 18 March, you will be unable to request a book that is on loan to someone else.
  • You will not be asked to return your loans even if they have reached their maximum borrowing period.
  • A reminder not to worry about returning your books if you are unable to get to the library as any fines will be waived from 17th March 2020. You can check your library account from Primo or via Ap Aber. 

Beware of phishing and scam emails


Please be wary of phishing and scam emails you may receive via your Aberystwyth University email account. Phishing emails are emails that attempt to trick you into giving out personal information such as your bank account numbers, passwords and credit card numbers.

We offer some tips for how to spot the difference between and legitimate and phishing emails: 

You can also access more information on online safety on the Jisc website, and even have a go at a quiz to see how safe you are when using the web:

Borrowing items from the Library over the Easter vacation


You can continue to borrow items as normal over the vacation, but please be aware that if another user requests an item that you have borrowed, you will be expected to return it by its due date which will be within a week. The item will not be renewed and you will have to return it by the date/time due, even if you are away from campus. You can check the date/time in Primo. Instructions for doing this are available here:

If you are leaving campus and taking books with you – renew them before you go ( and be prepared to post them back if someone requests them

If you are leaving campus and not taking your books with you – please return them to the library before you go.

Please contact us if you have any questions:


ICT 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. We apologise for any inconvenience.