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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!

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

IT and Library Desk support

Virtual IT and Library Service Desk

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

Further information available on the webpage: 

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.

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.

Click and Collect Service

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Information on our Click and Collect service is available at Please read this page carefully before using the service. We can only provide this service if our users abide by our new guidelines outlined on this page.  


The Click and Collect service operates on Level D, Hugh Owen Library. More information available at this webpage:

Further information on using this service can be found in our Click and Collect FAQS 

More information on Click and Collect Service safety can be found by visiting this webpage:

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