Vacation borrowing
If you have books or journals out on loan over the summer, they will continue to auto-renew and you don’t need to worry about them unless another Library user requests them.

Using other libraries
If you have gone home for the Summer holiday and would like to use the library of your local university, visit the SCONUL Access scheme pages which will show you how to arrange access during the vacation. You can also contact us at the Issue Desk here about other borrowing schemes that exist – details are on our Visitors’ Information page.

Many of Swansea University’s library resources can be accessed from home – for these you will need to login with your Swansea University email address and usual password.

All our e-books can be found via iFind, the library catalogue. Search on a general term (e.g. marketing, nursing etc.) and then apply the Format options for “Full Text Online” and “Books” listed on the left-hand side of the screen. Click on any title to get the “Online” access link to the e-book.

Our e-books are available via three main websites: dawsonera, EBSCO and Proquest Ebook Central. Books can be accessed online at any time or there are limited download options available: dawsonera allows downloading for 1-2 days and Proquest Ebook Central gives a 14 day download period (Adobe Digital Editions required). We have over 106,000 titles on Proquest Ebook Central – access the site directly to search across the full text of the collection and build your own online bookshelf for easy access to your favourite titles.

Journal Articles
To search for a specific journal article or an article on a topic, use iFind, the library catalogue (articles & more) and enter the surname of the author and a few words from the title of the article (not the title of the journal) in the box. “Full text available” will appear beside those results where you can access the full text article.

If you are using iFind off-campus, you will be prompted to log in with your Swansea University email address and password the first time you submit a search.

If you are using Google Scholar, make sure you set up the link to Swansea University’s subscriptions – we have a guide here (PDF) on how to do this.

If you encounter problems accessing e-journals, try our troubleshooting guide (PDF) which describes some of the most common solutions.

Other Resources
Our Library Guides pages also have information on other e-resources available to you such as newspaper databases. Information about theses can also be found on our library website – full text downloads can be available via the Ethos service for some UK theses.

Need help accessing library resources?
You can contact us during opening hours on 01792 295500 or email us on You can also contact us via our Facebook pages or on Twitter.

July 1st, 2019

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