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Life Sciences & BVSc Veterinary Science: Distance Learning

Services for Distance Learning Students

IT and library services available for Distance Learners:

Reading Lists

Locate your reading lists for your modules on Aspire

Finding and using journal articles off-campus

Academic Writing

Off-Campus access

Our extensive collections of electronic journals, databases and e-books are 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

Temporary access to online resources

Aberystwyth University libraries request free site trials of online resources in response to enquiries from staff and students.

We also request trials of new resources that we think may be of interest and use in learning, teaching or research.

Please email after visiting any of the resource trials, describing briefly how the resource would be of use to you.

If you would like access to free library content after being contacted by an academic publisher, please forward the details to your subject librarian to ensure access is enabled.

Please note the end dates supplied.


SCONUL Access is a scheme which allows many university library users to borrow or use books and journals at other libraries which belong to the scheme. To find out more about the scheme, who is eligible, and how it works: 

Library Hub Discover

Search 119 UK and Irish academic, national and specialist library catalogues:  

How to Access e-Books

How to access e-books 

All the e-books can be found in the Primo Library catalogue. Enter your keywords and when you see Online Access against the books you're after, select to either read online or download the entire book. 

Remember to sign in to Primo VPN first! (Instructions opposite).

Distance Learners overview of services video