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History and Welsh History: Getting Started

Your reading list

A module reading list is usually a list of books and other information resources compiled by the module co-ordinator to support your study of a module.

Where can I find my reading list?


You can find the reading list for a module you are studying in Blackboard.

  • Log in to, visit the module and click the Aspire Reading List link in the left menu.


You can also view your list in the Aspire system at  

Enter the module code and/or name.

Find out more by visiting the Aspire reading list webpage.

If you are choosing modules for next year, or you are a prospective student, visit the AU modules pages and on any module page...

  • click View in Aspire to see a reading list for a current module

  • click View an example list in Aspire to see an example list for a module being taught in the future

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.

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.

Library Catalogue

Primo is the name of Aberystwyth University's library catalogue. In Primo you can search for books, articles, theses and other materials in the library collection of printed and electronic resources. To get the best results from Primo, you will need to sign in. 

Primo FAQs


Check our our Frequently Asked Questions about Primo and other useful information.

Six tips to master Primo

Contacting Lloyd

Contact Lloyd, your Subject Librarian if you have a library query or would like to arrange a 1:1 online appointment via MS Teams:

Book an online appointment

Study Space

Looking for a study space?

Iris De Freitas Room and Levels E and F Study Spaces

The Iris de Freitas room and Levels E and F provides silent, individual study space for Aberystwyth University students and staff. 

Printing, scanning and photocopying

Due to Covid-19 there are more limited printing, copying and scanning facilities available on campus. You will need to send your document to print before visiting the printer. Instructions on printing and scanning

Combined printer/copier/scanners are available in locations across campus. You can log into any of them with either your username and password or Aber Card. You will need to top up your Aber Card with money to print. Printing costs from 2p per side (black and white, A4), and it is free to scan on our printers though you will need some credit on your Aber Card before you start.

See here for a guide on printing.

See here for more information on printing and current charges.