Swansea University Libraries are encouraging you all to de-stress and exercise your minds with a free book giveaway. The “Blind Book Date” is using donations from staff, students, and publishers to provide an opportunity to try something new this Valentine’s day – and curl up for a close encounter with a good book on 14th February 2018.

Research from University of Sussex has shown that reading can reduce stress levels by 68 per cent. However, there is a whole range of benefits that reading for pleasure can bring.

The generosity of the publishers we approached to take part in our giveaway this year was quite overwhelming. A big thank you to Honno, Parthian, and Seren for a selection of contemporary and classic titles by writers from Wales.

All of our campus libraries – Singleton Park, Bay, and Saint David’s Park – will have free Blind Book Dates to keep you company. The Miners Library will be using books donated by their visitors to raise money for charity Book Aid. When you have finished reading the book of your choice then please share the experience with friends, family, or donate to one of the university book swaps in your campus library or café.

Spread the love of reading for Valentine’s Day and beyond.

February 13th, 2018

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We hope you all enjoy your Easter break this year.

Just a quick reminder that items borrowed for the holidays will be due for return on Wednesday 13th April 2016.

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 Library desk – phone 01792 295697 or email library@swansea.ac.uk

The Library and Information Centre @ Singleton Park and the Bay Library will be open 24 hours over the holidays.

Image courtesy of Jana Lehmann under Creative Commons

Mwynhewch eich gwyliau Pasg eleni.

Fe fydd eitemau sy’n cael eu fenthyg dros y Pasg â dyddiad dychwelyd o Ddydd Mercher 13fed o Ebrill 2016.

Nid yw pob benthyciwr yn cael mynd ac eitemau allan dros y gwyliau, ac nid yw pob adnodd ar gael i’w fenthyg dros y gwyliau – os nad ydych yn siwr cysylltwch â’r Ddesg Llyfrgell – ffôn 01792 295697 neu ebost library@abertawe.ac.uk

Bydd y Ganolfan Llyfrgell a Gwybodaeth @ Parc Singleton a Llyfrgell y Bae ar agor 24awr dros y gwyliau.

March 16th, 2016

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If you are at home for the holidays and would like to use the library of your local university, you can join the SCONUL Access scheme or any of the other borrowing schemes that exist.  You can find more information on our Visitors’ Information page.

You can also access a vast array of information over the web – use your Swansea University username and password which are your Students number and normal password.


We have an ever-increasing collection of e-books which 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 “On-line” and “Book” listed on the left-hand side of the screen.

Journal Articles

To search for a specific journal article, use iFind, the library catalogue (make sure you choose the articles and more tab) 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. If you want to look for journal articles on a topic, use iFind, the library catalogue (make sure you choose the articles and more tab) and then enter some search terms connected with your topic. If available a “Full Text” button will appear underneath each result where you can access the full text article.

Other E-Resources

iFind Research also has information on other e-resources available to you such as newspaper databases.  You will find information about theses on our library website.

Need help accessing library resources?

Contact the information desk on library@swansea.ac.uk or call us on 01792 295697.  You can also contact us via our facebook pages or on twitter.

24 hour opening

Don’t forget that both the Bay Library and the Library and Information Centre at Singleton Park are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  We will however be CLOSED for three days over the holiday period: Christmas Day (December 25th), Boxing Day (December 26th) and New Year’s Day (January 1st).

Merry Christmas to you all.

Os ydych adref am y gwyliau  a byddech yn hoffi defnyddio llyfrgell eich prifysgol leol, gallwch ymuno a gynllun Mynediad SCONUL neu unrhyw un o’r cynlluniau benthyca eraill sy’n bodoli.  Gallwch ddod o hyd i ragor o wybodaeth ar ein tudalen Gwybodaeth i Ymwelwyr.

Gallwch hefyd gael mynediad at ystod eang o wybodaeth dros y we – defnyddiwch eich enw defnyddiwr Prifysgol Abertawe a’ch cyfrinair sef eich rhif myfyriwr a’ch cyfrinair.


Mae gennym gasgliad o e-lyfrau sy’n cynyddu drwy’r amser a gallwch ddod o hyd iddynt drwy iFind, catalog y llyfrgell. Chwiliwch am derm cyffredinol (e.e. marchnata, nyrsio ayyb) ac yna gosodwch y dewisiadau Fformat ar gyfer “Ar-lein” a “Llyfr” sydd wedi’u rhestru ar ochr chwith y sgrin.

Erthyglau mewn cylchgronau

I chwilio am erthygl benodol mewn cylchgrawn, defnyddiwch iFind, catalog y llyfrgell (gwnewch yn siwr fod y tab erthyglau a mwy wedi ei ddewis), a rhowch gyfenw’r awdur ac ychydig o eiriau o deitl yr erthygl (nid teitl y cylchgrawn) yn y blwch. I chwilio am erthyglau mewn cylchgronau ar destun penodol, defnyddiwch iFind, catalog y llyfrgell (gwnewch yn siwr fod y tab erthyglau a mwy wedi ei ddewis) ac yna rhowch rhai termau chwilio yn addas i’ch testyn i mewn. Bydd botwm “Testyn llawn” yn ymddangos o dan y canlyniadau hynny lle y gallwch gyrchu’r erthygl destun lawn.

E-adnoddau Eraill

Mae gan iFind Research wybodaeth hefyd am e-adnoddau eraill sydd ar gael i chi megis cronfeydd data papurau newydd.  Byddwch yn gallu dod o hyd i wybodaeth am thesisau ar wefan y llyfrgell.

Angen help wrth gael mynediad at adnoddau llyfrgell?

Cysylltwch â’r ddesg wybodaeth ar library@abertawe.ac.uk neu ffoniwch ni ar 01792 295697.  Gallwch hefyd gysylltu â ni drwy ein tudalennau facebook neu ar twitter.

Ar agor 24 awr

Mae Llyfrgell y Bae a’r Llyfrgell a Chanolfan Wybodaeth ar Gampws Parc Singleton bellach ar agor 24 awr y dydd, saith niwrnod yr wythnos. Byddwn ar gau ar dri diwrnod o’r flwyddyn yn unig: Dydd Nadolig (25 Rhagfyr), Dydd San Steffan (26 Rhagfyr) a Dydd Calan (1 Ionawr).

Nadolig llawen i chi gyd.

December 7th, 2015

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Over the past week we have been lucky enough to welcome Maria Jose Martínez Ruiz to Swansea University Information Services and Systems (ISS).  Maria has been a University Librarian for 21 years in Spain, and she has spent the last 15 years working as the Law Librarian based at Universidad de Sevilla, Biblioteca de Derecho y Ciencias del Trabajo (University of Seville, Law and Labour Library).

Maria has spent a week here in the Library learning about how Swansea University provides high quality books and electronic resources to their students both on and off-campus.  She was able to do this by being awarded a grant through the Erasmus programme which gives University staff the opportunity to spend a short period of time teaching or working in a partner University.

(L-R) Clare Boucher, Maria Jose Martínez Ruiz , Sean Barr

Maria said “Swansea University Library is very modern, and having all the services in the same place is better.  The staff based in the Library are very nice and friendly.  The old part of the campus is very pretty and Swansea is a marvellous city, it’s very green and tranquil”

Maria has spent the week sharing best practice with various departments in ISS, including our careers service.  Maria said “In Sevilla we do not have a careers service, Swansea University’s careers service is a good idea.”

It was also a great opportunity for staff members based here in ISS to exchange ideas with Maria.  Sean Barr, Law Librarian here at Swansea University said “It’s been a great opportunity to meet with a colleague from abroad.  It has  been great to exchange ideas and to learn about how Spanish Academic Libraries support their students.”

Katrina Dalziel, Deputy Subject Librarian for the College of Medicine also added “Maria has implemented some great ideas and tools in her library in Spain, especially the virtual online chat facility, where students can ask questions straight away in a chat pane.  It’s also been really useful to see how Maria uses Social Media tools in her library to contact students.”

Finally Maria added “I will be taking back a lot of great ideas from Swansea University Library, in Sevilla we are a lot stricter but here you have a cafe in your library and a book drop where you can return books even when the library is closed.”

June 28th, 2012

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