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ProQuest Ebook Central unavailable from 6pm on Saturday 20th January until 12am on Sunday 21st JanuaryProQuest Ebook Central unavailable from 6pm on Saturday 20th January until 12am on Sunday 21st January

16/01/2018

Due to scheduled maintenance, ProQuest Ebook Central will be unavailable from 6pm on Saturday 20th January until 12am on Sunday 21st January. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Need to find an available computer in a hurry? Need to find an available computer in a hurry?

15/01/2018

Check which computer rooms have the most available PCs.

Visit https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/it-services/rooms/availability/ for details of all campus computer usage.

Don't waste your money or lose your work - label your USBsDon't waste your money or lose your work - label your USBs

17/01/2018

Of the 192 USBs handed in to the Hugh Owen Library last year only a small number could be identified. We were able to restore just 104 of these lost USBs to their owners.


Don’t waste your money or lose your work – label your USBs and we will contact you if yours is handed in to any of our libraries.

Oracle database to be removed from 20 February 2018 Oracle database to be removed from 20 February 2018

16/01/2018

Advance notice that the Oracle database oracle.aber.ac.uk will be removed by Information Services as of 20th February 2018. Any concerns or questions, please let us know before this date is@aber.ac.uk Thank you

Anti-stress gift bags, relaxation apps and colouring. Tackle exam stress!Anti-stress gift bags, relaxation apps and colouring. Tackle exam stress!

12/01/2018

Dear students! We know the exam period can be stressful. The Library is here to support your success, therefore we have prepared a few ways of tackling exam stress:

  • Grab your anti-stress gift bag (available on Thursday 18th and Friday 19th January between 11am-1pm and 3pm-4pm at the stall on Level D in the Hugh Owen Library & at the enquiry desk in Thomas Parry Library)
  • Make use of helpful apps, listen to podcasts and watch Ted Talks on Positive Psychology, dealing with stress, mental health and exam performance: How to tackle exam stress?
  • Do some colouring of selected images from library collections provided to you

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions on is@aber.ac.uk or via Tell Us Now

How to find a group study or quiet study area in the libraryHow to find a group study or quiet study area in the library

11/01/2018

However you work best, we've got a study zone for you: http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/library/study-zones/

Scan for free at any University printer!Scan for free at any University printer!

12/01/2018

Do you know you can scan your documents for free from any University printer/copier/scanner? Click here to find out more. 

Join our Facebook, Twitter and IS News service to keep up with news from Information ServicesJoin our Facebook, Twitter and IS News service to keep up with news from Information Services

05/01/2018

Don't miss out - to keep up to date with the latest news, service updates and IS service offers, sign up to our Facebook, Twitter and IS News service.

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

10/01/2018

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:

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

More Books Servce: free of charge and available for all students.

PGCE book loan periodsPGCE book loan periods

04/01/2018

Welcome back to Aberystwyth!

We hope your teaching placement went well. Just a note about book loan periods during January. You have until Monday 8 January to return the books you took out on teaching placement. Any books you take out or renew from now until 2 February will be issued as two week loans. Then from 24 January till 14 June green labelled books will be issued for the extended loan to cover your teaching placements. You will have to renew your books in order for the new loan period to take effect.

Any questions please do get in touch. Thanks.

2018 Library Opening Times2018 Library Opening Times

04/01/2018

Extended opening for Hugh Owen and Thomas Parry libraries has now started, for details please visit: https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/opening-hours/

Happy New Year from Information Services!

Students and staff - Join discussion groups on learning and teaching with technology!Students and staff - Join discussion groups on learning and teaching with technology!

16/01/2018

The E-learning Group invites all students and staff interested in using digital technologies for learning and teaching to join a discussion group called the Academy Forum. Each forum session will be focussed around one of the conversation cards “Enhancing the Student Digital Experience”. The next discussion group will take place on Tuesday 23 January at 14:10 in the Academy E3 E-learning Training Room (Academy is located next to the Silent Study Area on Level E).

See the E-learning Training page on Nexus for further details: http://jump.aber.ac.uk/?mmkbt.

Past Exam papers available online to help with revisionPast Exam papers available online to help with revision

02/01/2018

To access go to https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/past-papers/ 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 them. If the past paper you want to view is not there, it is because your department has not made it available to view online.

Semester two academic timetable now availableSemester two academic timetable now available

20/12/2017

The academic timetable for semester two is now available on your online student record.

If you have any concerns about your timetable, your departmental timetable officer and staff at the timetable office will be on hand to advise you in the New Year. The contact details for all departmental timetable officers are available on the timetabling web site: http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/timetable/departmental-timetable-officers/

The Timetable Office can be contacted at attstaff@aber.ac.uk

Have a great Christmas and all the very best for the coming year!

Semester one final examination timetable now available on the timetabling web siteSemester one final examination timetable now available on the timetabling web site

06/12/2017

The final examination timetable for semester one is available on the timetabling web site: https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/timetable/exam-timetable/

Please report any clashes to the Timetable Office at attstaff@aber.ac.uk

For further guidance regarding  examinations, you may also wish to contact your departmental examination officer: https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/timetable/exam-officers/

Interested in using other university libraries over the holidays?Interested in using other university libraries over the holidays?

04/12/2017

Find out more about the Sconul Access Scheme http://www.sconul.ac.uk/sconul-access which is open to staff, research postgrads, full-time taught postgrads and part-time, distance learning and placement students.

ICT Service disruption on Tuesday morningsICT Service disruption on Tuesday mornings

28/06/2017

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: https://faqs.aber.ac.uk/94 We apologise for any inconvenience.