Our extensive collections of electronic journals, databases and e-books remain available to you 24/7 on and off-campus.
If you wish to gain access to e-resources off-campus, you do not need to install VPN; these can be accessed using the browser based Primo VPN.
You will need to:
You will then have off-campus access to the majority of AU-subscribed electronic information resources and their full text. If you close your browser you will need to login again.
For further information on accessing e-resources off-campus see FAQ 163
Frequently Asked Questions
Useful information for staff and students working and studying from home.
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. 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 Full text online in the Tweak my results menu on the left to display results for ebooks only.
If we have access to an electronic version of a book, the Primo record will state Online Access
Click on our Electronic Books webpage for further information and for instructions on:
If you need a book but can't get access please place a request through:
Our More Books service (for students only)
Our Purchase Request service (for staff only - online form on Primo)
We will do our best to source an electronic copy for you.
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.
Below are key databases for e-books:
UC Press E-Books Collection, 1982-2004, includes almost 2,000 books from academic presses on a range of topics
The Internet Archive offers over 15,000,000 freely downloadable books and texts.
Project Gutenberg offers 59,500 free ebooks to download
Use Ebook Central to quickly and easily find relevant ebooks and chapters
Wikisource is a Free Library of source texts which are in the public domain or legally available for free redistribution
The new Wiley Online Library platform hosts content including: