Meet your new Subject Librarian

Allison JonesAllison Jones has recently joined the team of Subject Librarians for the School of Management and the College of Engineering. Allison will be based in the Bay Library.

Allison has previously worked as a Subject Librarian for Business, Engineering, Sports, Health and Outdoor Education at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. Allison has previously been employed at Swansea University and is a graduate from Swansea University.

Allison’s role will include teaching information literacy skills and one-to-one support, amongst other things. She has an extensive training background and has worked with disadvantaged communities and individuals with specific needs.

She has a Masters in Information and Library studies from Aberystwyth University, is a Chartered member of the Charted Institute of Library and Information Professional (CILIP) and is also a training member for the Information Literacy Group within CILIP.

Extra study space at Bay Campus

We’re pleased to announce that there will be extra study space available at Bay Campus during the exam period. The space will be available from next week and details are below. These areas are for silent study only, so please respect others by being quiet.

Week Building/Room Time
16th-20th May Great Hall GH037 and GH049 9.00-18.00 Monday-Friday
23rd-27th May Great Hall GH043 9.00-18.00 Monday-Friday
31st May-3rd June Great Hall GH037, GH043 and GH049

School of Management CBE010

9.00-18.00 Monday-Friday
6th-10th June Great Hall GH049 9.00-18.00 Monday-Friday


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Beyond Books: Loanable Laptops available at the Bay

Do you know that you can check out more than books at the Bay Library? We also have laptops available for you to borrow.

We have 50 laptops which you can take out of the library for up to two weeks. These laptops are available for you to borrow at any time from the library desk.

We also have 30 laptops that can be accessed from our self-service machine and these can be used within the library, for as long as the battery lasts.

Laptop self-service

These laptops are available for you to borrow between 8am and 8pm. The self-service machine will display how many laptops are currently available.

Laptop counter

Once you have finished using the laptop you can simply return it to the self-service machine, which will indicate the correct door to return it to.

Don’t forget to bring your student card with you, as you’ll need it to borrow laptops from the library.

Printing, photocopying and scanning at the Bay Library

Hello. I’m Alyson and I am a Senior Service Advisor here at the Bay Library. AlysonI was previously working at the Singleton campus Library on the IT service desk for over 10 years. I am really pleased to have been given the chance to work at this fantastic new Campus.

My blog this time features a range of IT questions and answers that new students usually ask regarding printing, photocopying and scanning. We have leaflets with instructions on how to do all the following points at the service desk.

How do I register my card to print, photocopy and scan?

You will need to register your card on the printing/photocopying/scanning machine. To do this just scan your card on any printer, enter your student number, enter your Swansea University password and make up a 4 digit pin number. From then on when you want to print, photocopy or scan you just need to scan your card and enter your pin number.

How do I put credit on my card?

Students at the Bay Campus will need to come to the service desk for now, pay cash over the counter and the staff will add the credit to your student card. Hopefully in the future there will be a self-service card revaluer installed. We will update you on that as soon as we have more information.

How do I print?

Log on to a pc in the library and upload your document. Click print and choose the mono printing or colour printing. You can collect your print from any printing/photocopying/scanning machine in the library.

Prints are automatically set for double side printing – if you want to change this please do this in the print options on the PC before you send to the printer.

How do I print from my own device (mobile/laptop/tablet)?

Go to this web page: and login in as normal. Upload the file you want to print and send. Collect at any printing/photocopying/scanning machine.

Prints will only stay in the queue for 2 hours. If you haven’t collected them by then you will need to upload and send to the printer again.

How do I photocopy?

Go to the printing/photocopying/scanning machine and swipe your ID card & enter your PIN. Select Copy from the function menu. A standard photocopying interface will appear – if you want your photocopying to be in colour use the colour button to see a full menu copy screen. Press the big blue button to start the photocopying.

How do I scan?

Go to the printing/photocopying/scanning machine and swipe your ID card & enter your PIN. Select XPR Scan from the function menu. You will then be given two options: Scan to folder & Scan to e-mail.

Selecting Scan to Folder will store the scanned document in your P: drive on the network.

Select Scan to Email and you will receive the scanned document as an email attachment in your inbox.

Once you make your selection press the big blue button to start scanning.

Bay Watch – Your librarians have moved!

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The School of Management library team have now moved in to the new Bay Campus Library and we’re busy ensuring that everything is ready for our grand opening on 1st September.

The shelves are in and the books will be arriving later this month.

Here’s a recent video showing the new shelving being put in to place:

Keep watching the blog and our social media for more updates, as we count down to the opening!

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Bay Watch! Books moving in August

If you’ve been over to the ISS News blog lately, you’ll see that we’ve got some more information about the book move to the Bay Library in August. There are more details on ISS News, but some important things to remember are:-

  • Levels 1 and 2 of the LIC at Singleton Park Campus will be closed after the 21st August so we can pack up the books
  • The LIC will remain open and you will be able to access Levels 3 and 4 as normal
  • If you need anything from Levels 1 or 2 while they’re closed, please ask at the Issue Desk. We’ll do our best to fetch them for you, but if an item as already been packed up and moved to the Bay, you will need to wait until after 1st September for it

So, if you know you’re going to need any books over the summer, it’s a good idea to borrow them now!

The Bay Library opens at 8am on the 1st September. We’re looking forward to seeing you there!


Interior of the new Bay Library. Books coming soon!

Meet your new Subject Librarians! (Part 3)

photo of Naomi Prady - Subject Librarian for School of Management and the College of Engineering

Naomi Prady

Naomi Prady has recently joined the team of Subject Librarian for the School of Management and College of Engineering. She completes the team that will be moving to the Bay Campus when it opens in September, but is currently based at the Library and Information Centre on the Singleton campus.

Naomi’s role will include, amongst other things, teaching information literacy skills, offering one-to-one support if needed, and liaising with academic colleagues to ensure that the library provides the resources and services that meet the needs of staff and students.

Naomi has over 13 year experience supporting management students, having previously worked as a Subject Librarian for Business and Management at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge and an E-Librarian at Henley Management College.

Naomi has recently completed an MBA so also has experience of being a management student!

Bay watch! Latest pictures of new Bay Library

Here are the latest photos of the library on the new Bay Campus. As you can see, it’s really starting to take shape now. And check out those views! You’ll find lots more photos of the Bay Campus, featuring the Great Hall, Tower Information Centre and other buildings as well as the library, on Flickr. Take a look!

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The Bay Library will be open September 2015 (Photo courtesy of ISSoDD at Flickr)

Guide to the new Bay Campus Library

With building work in full swing and the new Bay Campus Library taking shape we thought that we’d give you a taste of what you can expect. Have a look at our handy guide for some key facts and figures on the new Library.

Bay Library InformationDon’t forget that if you have any questions or comments about the new library we’re holding a drop in session today from 10am-12pm in the Singleton Campus Library.