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Foundation Year: Introduction

COVID-19: Library update

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. 

How can I access library resources now the library is closed? 

 

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.
  • We are not accepting book returns at present. We are looking at ways that you can return books nearer to the end of term and will update the advice on this page and via Information Services’ social media by the end of April 2020.

Introduction

Welcome to Aberystwyth University! These pages are designed to help you get the most out of our resources while you are deciding which subjects you're going to study. Once you've chosen, please use the specific Subject Guides on the LibGuides homepage.

Please get in touch with any questions via librarians@aber.ac.uk

Item you want not available electronically?

If you need a book but can't get access please place a request through: 

We will do our best to source an electronic copy for you.

  • You can make multiple requests.

  • We will automatically purchase additional copies of any “simultaneous user” e-book that has run out of credits and any “managed-user access” e-book that has more than one person waiting to use it.

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Off-Campus access

Our extensive collections of electronic journals, databases and e-books remain available to you 24/7 on and off-campus.

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 

Library Description

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.

Access to e-resources off-campus

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