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Lifelong Learning: Introduction

COVID-19: Library update 24.03.2020

Library support available via email, phone, Skype and MS Teams. See details below.


The Hugh Owen Library and Physical Sciences Library are now closed until further notice.


The 24/7 learning centres and computer rooms are now closed until further notice. 


  • You will not be asked to return your loans even if they have reached their maximum borrowing period.
  • A reminder not to worry about items on loan as any fines will be waived. You can check your library account from Primo or via App Aber.
  • You will be unable to request a book that is on loan to someone else.

Working and studying from home

Frequently Asked Questions

Useful information for staff and students working and studying from home. 

IT and Library Desk support

The IT and Library Enquiry Desk (the desk on Level D) is available via online chat, telephone and e-mail services. The library building is closed. 

For all enquiries relating to Library and IT services you can contact us by:

  • calling 01970 62 2400
    • Monday - Thursday 08:30 - 17.30
    • Friday - 08.30 - 16.30
    • Saturday and Sunday - CLOSED
  • emailing
  • using the Chat Now link on our webpages

Further information available on the webpage: 


Hello I'm Sarah Gwenlan, the Subject Librarian for Lifelong Learning. These pages are designed to help you get the most out of our resources. Please get in touch with any questions:

Contact Sarah Gwenlan

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Sarah Gwenlan
Hugh Owen Library
01970 621870


FREE ebooks and other online resources made available temporarily by academic publishers,and others. Also don't forget the great online resources that are your public and national libraries.

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.

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Access to e-resources off-campus

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