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Library & IT guide for new students: Using our libraries

The following guide will take you through the essential information you need for using our Library and IT services. Complete the short quiz at the end to check you're up to speed!

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Hugh Owen Library

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.

Borrowing from the Library

All University staff and students can borrow up to 40 items at any one time.

You can borrow most books for one week and these will be automatically renewed for you each week until someone else needs the book and requests it, or the book reaches its maximum 12 months loan period.

You will only be fined if you do not bring the book back when it is recalled by another user. Find further details on borrowing here.

Library Opening Hours & Floor Plans

Opening Hours

Hugh Owen Library 

Term time: 24/7
Library and IT support is available between 8.30am -10.00pm (Self-service/reference use: 10.00pm-8.30am)

Vacation: 8.30am-5.30pm Monday - Friday
Further opening times are available here. 

Physical Sciences Library 

The library will be staffed during term-time between 2pm-5pm, Monday to Thursday and 2pm-4.30pm on Friday.
The library is unstaffed outside of these times but the library remains open, dependent on Physical Science building opening/closing hours.
Further opening times available here.

Hugh Owen Library 

Physical Sciences Library​ - Floor Plan

Text Alert Service

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If someone is disturbing your study you can text us and a member of staff will patrol the area. Text: 07966624251

Now look at Tools for Studying on the next tab.