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Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences: Introduction

COVID-19: Library update

COVID-19 Library Update

Since closing the Library buildings in March 2020, we’ve continued to provide online access to resources and virtual support from the IS Service Desk and your subject librarians. Latest updates on Library and IT services can be found at this web page:


Library support available via email, phone, Skype and MS Teams. See details below.


The libraries are currently closed except for pre-arranged click and collect.

How can I access library resources? 

What will happen to my library loans now the Library is closed?

Where can I drop off my Aberystwyth University library books while the library is closed? 


  • You will not be asked to return your loans even if they have reached their maximum borrowing period.

  • A reminder not to worry about items on loan as any fines will be waived. You can check your library account from Primo or via App Aber.

  • You will be unable to request a book that is on loan to someone else. 


The 24/7 learning centres and computer rooms are now closed until further notice. 


Click and Collect Service

The Click and Collect service operates daily between 13:00-17:00 on Level D, Hugh Owen Library. 

Information on our Click and Collect service, and other limited services, is at Please read this page carefully before using the service. We can only provide this service if our users abide by our new guidelines outlined.




Hello! My name is Non Jones, your Subject Librarian, and I'm here to help you find library resources that will enable you to make the most of your studies in Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences.

I can help you find appropriate books and articles for your essays, revision and research.

These pages are designed to help you get the most out of our library resources.

Contact information

Non Jones's picture
Non Jones
01970 62 2397

How and where to find me!

Library support available via email, phone, online chat and MS Teams. 

Get in touch with me:


Phone: 01970 62 2397


Book an online appointment

Select  your preferred date and time slot. 

Online drop-in session

I'm offering an online library drop-in session on MS Teams:

11am-12pm, Mondays 

(term time only, starting Monday 28 September)

A link to Join Meeting has been circulated in the email with the subject Online library drop-in session. Click the link on the given day and time and join over the web. (The same link will be used for the whole semester.) 

I can then answer any questions ‘in person’ and share my screen to give demonstrations of different services, resources and databases.  I can also answer questions using the chat facility in the Teams meeting. 

Bring your questions about finding information sources for your assignments, dissertation or research.  Alternatively, you can email me your questions anytime.

Click and Collect Service

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Information on our Click and Collect service is available at Please read this page carefully before using the service. We can only provide this service if our users abide by our new guidelines outlined on this page.  


The Click and Collect service operates daily between 13:00-17:00 on Level D, Hugh Owen Library.

Further information on using this service can be found in our Click and Collect FAQS 

More information on Click and Collect Service safety can be found by visiting this webpage:


Since closing the Library buildings in March, we've worked remotely to provide you with online access to resources and support. The following tabs will show you briefly which services are available and which services that are not yet available. 

  • Access to study spaces, carrels or group study rooms 
  • Access to computing facilities 
  • Binding
  • Browsing the collections
  • Document supply collection 
  • Donations to the library unless by prior arrangement
  • DVD/Video viewing facilities 
  • Face to face enquiry service 
  • Laminating 
  • Lockers 
  • Newspapers 
  • OPACs 
  • Rare books or Archive consultation 
  • Vending 

IT and Library Desk support

Virtual IT and Library Service Desk

The IT and Library Enquiry Desk is available via online chat, MS Teams, telephone and e-mail.  

For all enquiries relating to Library and IT services you can contact us by:

  • calling 01970 62 2400
    • Monday - Sunday 08:30 - 17.30
  • emailing
  • using the Chat Now link on our webpages
  • calling via Microsoft Teams - Gwasanaethau Gwybodaeth Information Services (CSISTAFF)

Further information available on the webpage: 

Chapter digitisation

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

More information on the service and the online request form can be found here: 

Here is an FAQ with details on how to request a chapter: 

Off-Campus access

Our extensive collections of electronic journals, databases and e-books remain available to you 24/7 on and off-campus.

Before you start any searching off-campus:
sign in to Primo

You know you have signed in successfully if your name displays at the top right hand of your screen.

You are now authenticated to access AU subscribed electronic resources. If you close your browser, you will need to sign into Primo again to re-authenticate.

For further information on accessing e-resources off-campus see FAQ 163.

Access to e-resources off-campus

Working and studying from home

Frequently Asked Questions

Useful information for staff and students working and studying from home.