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
- FAQ “How can I access library resources during COVID?”
- Many of our resources are available online and where they are not, a number of new, temporary library services have been introduced to support students and staff during this time.
- Please check the Primo – the library catalogue for online resources in the first instance.
- Your subject librarian can help you find resources.
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.
Subject support and library & information skills
- For support looking for library resources and making the most of our online collections in your specific subject, please contact your subject librarian. Either email email@example.com book an appointment via Microsoft Teams or Skype at https://libcal.aber.ac.uk
- Online reading lists
- LibGuides: find recommended resources for your subject as well as who to ask for help if you get stuck.
Library Study Spaces
- From Thursday 8 April 2021, the Physical Sciences Library is providing booked study spaces to Aberystwyth University students and staff
- The Iris de Freitas Room provides booked study spaces to Aberystwyth University students and staff.
- Levels E and F of the Hugh Owen Library offers a range of study spaces that need to be booked in advance.
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:
- Extended opening hours for the Iris De Freitas study space bookings: https://myaccount.aber.ac.uk/protected/o365bookaslot/?IrisDeFreitasStudyDesk
- Additional available study spaces across campus at: https://myaccount.aber.ac.uk/protected/o365bookaslot/
Returning your library books and IT equipment
Postal loans for library books
Borrowing books with 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
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
- A useful guide to IT and Library services and tools for studying including Blackboard, student record, ap Aber and printing/photocopying/scanning.
- As well as support on using your reading lists, finding and accessing online resources and borrowing books from the library.
- Where can I collect my Aber Card
Keep up to date with Library and IT services
By following our Information Services’ social media accounts and news webpage:
- Where do I collect my Aber Card?
- In preparing for a return to campus, please remember that you will need your Aber Card to access buildings, study spaces and to access many services.
- If you have lost your Aber Card, you can order a replacement card
- A reminder that you need to revalidate your Aber Card (staff and students) if you haven’t been on campus for a while