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History and Welsh History: Books and E-books

Books in the Library

To find out if a specific book is available in the Library, visit Primo and sign in.  In the search box enter one or two key words from the title and the surname of the author. When the search results appear you can choose to click Books in the Tweak my results menu on the left to display results for books only or filter to match your own criteria. 


If the book is available to borrow, Primo will state this information giving the floor location and classmark details. 

On loan

If the book is not available to borrow and on loan to another user, Primo will state this information.

Recalling a book 

You can recall a book that is on loan. Instructions on how to do this is available here. 

Online access

If the item is available in electronic format, Primo will state this.

Shelf Locations

Books for History and Welsh History  can be found in the Hugh Owen Library and Hugh Owen Library CELT Collection

Key areas on level F:

D History, by country - Europe, Old World
E-F History, by country - The Americas
H Social Sciences
J Political Sciences
JC Political Theory
JF Constitutional History
JK Politics, USA
JN Politics, Europe
JX-JZ International Relations
U Military Sciences
V Naval Science

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Contact information


Aberystwyth University libraries subscribe to a wide range of e-books and e-book collections. We have 1000s of e-books and our collection is regularly growing . You can access our e-books via Primo. If we have access to an electronic version of a book, the Primo record will state Online Access. 

Click here for further information and for instructions on how to find, open, read and print e-books found in Primo.

Key e-book databases

​Below are key databases for e-books:​

More Books

If you can’t find a book you’re looking for in the library, you can place a request for it via the More Books campaign (Students only). Each book ordered through the campaign will be placed in the library collection.

More information is available here.

FAQ - How to access e-resources off-campus

Primo Search

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Document Supply Service

The Document Supply Service allows registered users to request items which are not available in the University Library. We can support staff and students with research and learning by locating and supplying books, chapters, and articles held by other libraries. Information Services will cover the costs of the allocation for the different user groups in all academic departments, subject to available funds.

Click here for further information and to see how many free requests you can order.

Celtic Collection

The Celtic Collection brings together material relating to Brittany, Cornwall, the Isle of Man, Ireland, Scotland and Wales, and contains approximately 25,000 books. Although the collection contains material on all subjects relating to Celtic countries, the two largest sequences are those on history and literature. The collection is housed on Level E of the Hugh Owen Library. Most items in the collection have the prefix CELT on the spine.