Latest updates on IT and Library services

The Hugh Owen Library and IT and Library services detailed below remain open and available.

IT and Library Service Desk

Access to Library Resources during COVID restrictions

Subject support and library & information skills

Library Study Spaces

  • Levels E and F and the Iris de Freitas Room in the Hugh Owen Library offer a range of study spaces which don't need to be pre-booked.
  • Individual and group study rooms in the Library and in the Iris de Freitas Room must be booked in advance *****link here  
  • The Physical Sciences Library provides a variety of study spaces available to all, and does not need pre-booking.
  • Please remember to bring your Aber Card to access all the library study spaces

Returning your library books and IT equipment

  • For students and staff in Aberystwyth: please see How can I return my library loans?
  • For students and staff unable to return to Aberystwyth: Library books you have on loan that you no longer need can be returned to us via Freepost Returns – please please contact us for details of this service.

Postal loans for library books

If the book you need is not available online via Primo, the library catalogue, and you are not in Aberystwyth, you can arrange for it to be sent to you by post, using the Postal Loan Service

Borrowing books with Click and Collect

  • You can visit the Hugh Owen Library and the Physical Sciences Library and browse the shelves and borrow items.
  • You can still borrowing library books and IT equipment via Click and Collect .

Chapter digitisation service

In response to COVID-19 and whilst access to materials in the library is limited, a temporary chapter digitisation service has been introduced to support your studies.

Printing and copying

Printing, photocopying and scanning is available at the Hugh Owen Library anytime during advertised opening hours

More Books

If it isn’t possible to get your More Books request as an e-book, we can now try to order it in print, although please bear in mind that with the present circumstances it may take several weeks before the book is available for collection.

Document Supply service from the library

  • Our Document Supply Service is operating as normal. 
  • If you need a book, article or chapter that we don’t have in Aberystwyth, you can request it using the “Document Supply” button in Primo – the library catalogue. You will be emailed when your item is ready with information on how to collect your requested items.

Virtual IT and Library induction for new and returning students

Keep up to date with Library and IT services

You can find our latest news and service updates on IS News and our Twitter account @aberuni_is

We're also on Facebook and Instagram - come and say hello!

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