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International English Centre (IEC): 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.

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

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

You can see your list in the Aspire system where there are additional features:

  • Click on the title of the Aspire list in Blackboard OR visit Aspire and search for the module code 

Find out more about your Aspire Reading Lists.

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

Temporary access to online resources

While UK academic libraries are closed, some publishers have offered free access to their online collections.

After being selected and switched on at institutional level by the Library, links to these resources will be added to this list: 

Online resources available temporarily while physical access to the Library is affected

Please note the end dates supplied.

Click and Collect service

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Information on our Click and Collect service, and other limited services, is at https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/library-services/cac. Please read this page carefully before using the service. We can only provide this service if our users abide by our new guidelines outlined on this page.  

The Click and Collect service operates on Level D, Hugh Owen Library. More information available at this webpage: https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/library-services/cac

Further information on using this service can be found in our Click and Collect FAQS 

More information on Click and Collect Service safety can be found by visiting this webpage: https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/library-services/cac/

Library Catalogue

Primo is the Aberystwyth University library catalogue.  Use the filters to only show online ebooks and articles only.  

Before you start your search, from the Primo homepage remember to sign in to Primo (top right hand side)

More help and screen shots: https://faqs.aber.ac.uk/index.php?id=2937

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. 

Available

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.