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Library & IT guide for new students: Tools for studying


Due to COVID-19, information on library services and facilities may change. For the latest information , please go to:

Tools for studying


Office 365 gives you email, calendar, contacts, and Onedrive with 1TB storage. You can also download Microsoft Office for free. Check your email regularly at: 


Connect to the eduroam network using your mobile device or laptop. Use your email address and password.

If you forget your password

Don't panic! You can reset your password online: You need to answer the security questions first. Come to the main desk in Hugh Owen Library if you're having problems.

MS Teams

MS Teams is a communication tool that might be used by your tutors and other staff to contact you, run online sessions or ask you to collaborate on creating a document.

AberLearn Blackboard

This is the University's Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) where lecturers share information, teaching materials and learning activities relating to your studies. 
You'll be able to login to Blackboard within an hour of activating your Aberystwyth University computer account . Your modules will appear when you have completed registration.

Student Record

Check this regularly at for:

  • Modules and results
  • Timetables
  • Task list
  • Personal details


Our Frequently Asked Questions have some useful information. Have a look at them here

Your Aber Card

Your Aber Card is your student ID card and is an important resource giving you access to a range of facilities and services, including:

  • the door key to your study bedroom (depending on your Hall of Residence)
  • library borrowing
  • access to 24 hour computer rooms and library out of core hours
  • printing, photocopying and scanning
  • the AU Students' Union
  • the Aber Sports Card
  • purchasing food and drink


ApAber is Aberystwyth University's mobile app. Integrated features include your lecture timetable, email, Primo and your Abercard balance. Available for Android and Apple iOS.

Printing & Photocopying

Combined printer/copier/scanners are available in locations across campus. You can log into any of them with either your username and password or Aber Card.

Now look at Finding Resources on the next tab.