The Document Supply Service allows registered users to request items which are not available in the University Library. We can support staff and students with research and learning by locating and supplying books, chapters, and articles held by other libraries. Information Services will cover the costs of the allocation for the different user groups in all academic departments, subject to available funds.
A temporary chapter digitisation service has been introduced.
More information on the service and the online request form can be found here: https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/library-services/digitisation/chapterdigitisation/
Here is an FAQ with details on how to request a chapter: https://faqs.aber.ac.uk/3069
Contact the Academic Engagement team firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
You can find and access Open Access academic material via the University’s library catalogue Primo and the Aberystwyth Research Portal.
Increasing amounts of academic material is also being placed on the internet as Open Access. This means that it is not hidden behind a paywall and is freely accessible by anyone. Sometimes these documents are versions that have the same content as a final published version but are called post-prints or Author Accepted Manuscripts. Sometimes they are final published versions.
Such material isn’t always easy to locate so there are a number of tools and websites available which can help students and researchers find articles, books and journals which have, intentionally and legally, been published Open Access. These are listed on the following tabs. Some are in-built into the University’s system, others may have to be added as browser extensions. Not all work on all browsers.
Aberystwyth University’s research outputs can also be found via these tools and websites.
There are a number of University special collections available for research access, such as the Celtic Collection (which is available for loan), the European Documentation Centre, the Appleton collection on colour printing and binding, and the Horton Collection of children’s material. There are also departmentally curated collections such as the E.G. Bowen Map Library and the School of Art Collections.