We hope you all enjoy your Summer break this year. Just a quick reminder that vacation borrowing starts on Tuesday 26th June, items borrowed for the vacation will be due for return on Wednesday 26th September.
Not all borrowers are entitled to vacation loans and not all materials are allowed to be borrowed over the vacation – so if in doubt please contact the Issue desk – phone 01792 295178 or email email@example.com
If you are in Swansea over the vacation, the opening hours are on our website. If you are going home and would like to use the library of your local university, ask at the Issue Desk here before you leave about the SCONUL Access scheme or any of the other reciprocal borrowing schemes that exist.
You can also access a vast array of information over the web – for this you will need to set the Athens cookie on the computer you are using, then use your Swansea University Athens username and password which are your full Swansea University email address and password. Information on Athens can be found on the library website.
Are you graduating and returning to do a postgraduate course next year?
You can continue to use the library and borrow books over the Summer period, all you need to do is to bring a letter from your department which states you are commencing postgraduate study in September. Bring the letter to the Issue Desk in the library and we can amend your details.
We have an ever-increasing collection of e-books which can be found via the library catalogue. Search on a general term (e.g. marketing, nursing etc.) and then apply the Format options for “On-line” and “Book” listed on the left-hand side of the screen. Or we have tagged some collections of e-books:
To search for a specific journal article, use iFind Research 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 on the left “Something from a Reading List or Bibliography”. You can view a short video on this here.
To look for journal articles on a topic, use iFind Research and select “Find Something on a topic or subject”. Select your subject area from the drop-down list and then enter some search terms. A “Full Text” button will appear beside those results where you can access the full text article. You can view a short video on this here.
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