The Hugh Owen Library is the main University Library and the centre of administration for Information Services. Based on Penglais campus [map], it provides a space to study, whether you wish to study quietly on your own or with others. A range of facilities are provided both to help you with your studies and for quiet relaxation.
Primo is the Aberystwyth University 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.
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.
If the book is not available to borrow and on loan to another user, Primo will state this information.
You can recall a book that is on loan. Instructions on how to do this is available here.
If the item is available in electronic format, Primo will state this.
All University staff and students can borrow up to 40 books at any one time.
You can borrow most books for one week and these will be automatically renewed for you each week until someone else needs the book and requests it, or after 12 months.
You will only be fined if you do not bring the book back when it is recalled by another user, or if you do not return the book to the library after 12 months.
Books for Law and Criminology can be found in the Hugh Owen Library
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
JN Politics, Europe
JX-JZ International Relations
Physical Sciences Library
Hugh Owen Library
Term time: 24/7
Library and IT support is available between 8.30am -10.00pm (Self-service/reference use: 10.00pm-8.30am)
Vacation: 8.30am-5.30pm Monday - Friday
Further opening times are available here.
Physical Sciences Library
The library will be staffed during term-time between 2pm-5pm, Monday to Thursday and 2pm-4.30pm on Friday.
The library is unstaffed outside of these times but access remains to the library books and journals, library spaces, computers and the printer/photocopier/scanner dependent on Physical Science building opening/closing hours.
Further opening times available here.