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Hugh Owen Library: longer Easter holiday opening times for 2019


In response to feedback from our users, the Hugh Owen Library will be open for longer hours (8:30am-10pm during the week and 10am-6pm at weekends) during the Easter vacation:

Hugh Owen Library

  • Saturday 6th April: 00.00-18.00
  • Sunday 7th April: 10.00-18.00
  • Monday 8th - Friday 12th April: 08.30-22.00
  • Saturday 13th, Sunday 14th April: 10.00-18.00
  • Monday 15th - Thursday 18th April: 08.30-22.00
  • Friday 19th - Monday 22nd April: closed
  • Tuesday 23rd - Friday 26th April: 08.30-22.00
  • Saturday 27th April: 8.30-00.00
  • Sunday 28th April onwards: 00.00-00.00

Physical Sciences Library

  • Saturday 6th, Sunday 7th April: closed
  • Monday 8th - Friday 12th April: 08.30-17.30
  • Saturday 13th, Sunday 14th April: closed
  • Monday 15th - Thursday 18th April: 08.30-17.30
  • Friday 19th - Monday 22nd April: closed
  • Tuesday 23rd - Friday 26th April: 08.30-17.30
  • Saturday 27th, Sunday 28th April onwards: closed
  • Monday 29th April onwards: 08:30-22.00 (weekdays)

Opening hours for all libraries:

How does Information Services respond to your feedback?


Information Services collects data and feedback from surveys, speaking to AU students and staff either individually or collectively in meetings, by meeting SU colleagues and through observation exercises and other user experience methods. We publicise our findings and our response to the results through our website.  Please let us know if you have feedback on any aspect of our services via

Do you know you can email a file directly to the central printers on campus?


You can email your file as an attachment from your Aberystywth University email address to:

Further information:

Hugh Owen Library: No Card, No Access - Sun 28 April until Sat 1 June


Following feedback from library users and the exceptionally high demand on space, use of the Hugh Owen Library in the run up to and during the May exam period (Sunday 28th April until Saturday 1st June) is restricted to Aber Card holders only. More information is available on our website:

Open Access Repository Newsletter - April 2019


Take a look at the Open Access Repository's newsletter for April 2019, containing top links to Aber research and April's thesis of the month'.

Read the newsletter here.

New to using SPSS for data analysis or would like a refresher?


Our LibGuide for Business provides links to short video tutorials and online guides along with recommended books from the Hugh Owen Library:

A list of all LibGuides to help you with your course is available at:

Iris de Freitas and Herman Ethe Room refurbishment June-Nov 2019


Between June and November 2019, the Iris de Freitas and Hermann Ethe rooms on Level E of the Hugh Owen Library will be refurbished. Consultation has been carried out with library users and the results of this consultation has been included in our decision making. The work will result in updated furniture and décor, and ventilation and lighting will be improved. More group study rooms will be available and a small vending area will be installed. More information is available at Please note that during this period, both rooms will be completely unavailable to library users. 

Past exam papers available online to help with revision


To access go to and choose the module from your department list. Past papers are available for most modules for the past 5 years. You will be asked to login with your AU username and password to view. If the past paper you want to view is not there, it is because your department has not made it available to view on-line.

Semester two final examination timetable now available


The final examination timetable for semester two is available on the timetabling web site:

Dissertation support: looking for books or journal articles not held in the library?


If you are looking for a book or journal article that is not available in one of the University libraries, we have the following options for you:

More Books Service: free of charge and available to all students.

Document Supply Service: free unlimited access for Postgraduate research students and limited free requests for Undergraduate and Postgraduate taught students.

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. Further information at: We apologise for any inconvenience.