Latest updates on IT and Library services

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

Virtual IT and Library Service Desk

The IT and Library Service Desk is available via online chat, MS Teams, telephone and email: Monday-Friday 08:30-20:30 / Saturday-Sunday 08:30-17:30

Access to Library Resources during COVID restrictions

Booking study spaces in the Physical Sciences Library from Thursday 8th April

From Thursday 8 April 2021, the Physical Sciences Library is providing booked study spaces to Aberystwyth University students and staff. Please see our Physical Sciences Library webpage for more information on services available, and information on how to book a study space / time to use the printer.

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Library Study Spaces

Temporary changes to some Library study spaces and book retrieval May-June

Between 4th May and 30th June, Levels E & F of Hugh Owen Library will close for study space bookings while building works take place to replace the lighting.

Library staff will still be retrieving books for the click and collect service although there may be some delays to the service. We advise you request any books you need for your studies in advance of these dates if possible: https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/library-services/cac/

We are working to provide additional study spaces to support your study needs:

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 Aberystwyt: 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

  • Borrowing library books and IT equipment via Click and Collect by pre-booked timeslot only.
  • This service is available 7 days a week between 09:00-17:00 from 1st September 2020.
  • Consultation of books not available for loan - by prior arrangement. Please contact us

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

  • Document Supply Service
  • Due to the new restrictions recently put in place across the UK, the Document Supply team will not be able to borrow or lend print material for the time being. Requests for digital material can still be placed using the “Document Supply” button in Primo.
  • 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 book a timed slot for you to collect your requested items.

Virtual IT and Library induction for new and returning students

Keep up to date with Library and IT services

By following our Information Services’ social media accounts and news webpage:

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