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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!

IT and Library Desk

The IT and Library Enquiry Desk is available via online chat, Teams, telephone and e-mail services.

Further information is available on the webpage: 

Our Libraries

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.

The Physical Sciences Library is also located on the main Penglais Campus and houses the Computer Science, Maths and Physics collections, as well as plenty of study spaces.

Tour of your Library: video

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.

Study Space

Looking for a study space?

 Study Spaces in the Hugh Owen Library and Physical Sciences Library


Further information about Hugh Owen Library study spaces. 

Further information about Physical Sciences Library study spaces.

Library Floor Plans & Opening Hours

Term-time opening hours

Hugh Owen Library opening hours

Core hours: 09:00-17:00 Monday-Friday
Full enquiry service (o
utside of our core hours some enquires may need to be referred).

Physical Sciences opening hours

More details here

Now look at Tools for Studying on the next tab.