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Education: Introduction

Contact your Librarian

Please get in touch with any questions or to book a Skype appointment with your Librarian.


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.



Contact Sarah Gwenlan

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Sarah Gwenlan
Hugh Owen Library
01970 621870

Item you want not available electronically?

If you need a book but can't get access please place a request through: 

We will do our best to source an electronic copy for you.

  • You can make multiple requests.

  • We will automatically purchase additional copies of any “simultaneous user” e-book that has run out of credits and any “managed-user access” e-book that has more than one person waiting to use it.

Key texts in Education

Search Primo to find further titles and browse the Effective Study Collection on Level F Hugh Owen .

Access to e-resources off-campus

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.

Primo search

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These pages are designed to help you get the most out of our resources for Education. Please get in touch with any questions: