Access for Visitors

Information Services provide IT and library services to registered users at Aberystwyth University, subject to Information Services Regulations and Guidelines.

We welcome visitors to the Universities libraries.

Visitors under-16s must be supervised by a parent, guardian or school teacher.

As study space is limited, during busy periods and out of core staffed hours, access to the libraries is restricted to Aber Card holders only. Please check before you visit.

Visits from individuals

We provide the following access to facilities:

Library Collections

  • All visitors may consult our collections on a reference only basis within the library
  • Limited borrowing is available if you are eligible for one of the following schemes:

Electronic Resources

  • Some of the University's electronic resource subscriptions do allow access to members of the public for use within the library.
  • Walk in Access to Electronic Resources Terminal is available in the Hugh Owen Library to facilitate this. This terminal does not provide access to the internet or general computing facilities. Please ask at the enquiry desk.

Internet access

  • Visitors from other participating organisations can connect their devices to the eduroam wireless network
  • For visitors who do not have access to eduroam, our PAU-Guest network is available

Printing, photocopying and scanning

Visits from School groups

  • We can arrange school visits to our libraries for study purposes.
  • To ensure the best experience we ask that you make arrangements well in advance of your visit and schedule your visit during University vacations.
  • Groups must be accompanied by leaders or teachers who must consult Aberystwyth University’s Safeguarding of Vulnerable Persons Policy and be prepared to show evidence of their organisation’s safeguarding policy before arrival.
  • Please also see Aberystwyth University’s Conference Office information on School & Educational Visits
  • Please contact to arrange your visit

Information on parking for visitors to the University can be found here: