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Lifelong Learning: Getting Started

Off-campus access

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:

  1. Sign in to https://primo-vpn.aber.ac.uk with your Aberystwyth University (AU) username and password. You must keep the browser open while you work. 
  2. Sign in to https://primo.aber.ac.uk with your AU username and password - you will be prompted to do this after connecting to Primo VPN

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 

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

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;

1. Click and sign in to 'Primo for off campus' button

2. Sign in to Primo (top right hand side)

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

Access to e-resources off-campus