Here’s the last in our short series covering the questions you asked in your library induction sessions. If you’re still not sure about something, please remember we welcome your questions all year round! You can go to the Information Desk in the library for help or you can email your subject librarians at firstname.lastname@example.org. We also have lots of guides and information available online. If you’d like to arrange to meet a librarian for some one-to-one help, there are a number of ways to do that.
Does the introduction presentation exist online?
Yes! You can find a copy of the Introduction to Bay library presentation and other useful information in the New Students section of our School of Management library guide.
What reference style do I use?
The School of Management uses the APA referencing style. You’ll find guides to using APA in our School of Management library guide. There are paper copies of the guides available in Bay Library.
Is there an EndNote style referencing app that is recommended?
EndNote is a tool which can help you to collect and manage citation information for your research. You can also use it to easily insert references and citations into your Word documents. There are other similar tools available, but EndNote is the one which we support at Swansea University.
You can find more information about managing your references in the Tackling your Assignment section of the School of Management library guide, including a short guide to using the in-built referencing tool in Microsoft Word. This tool is less sophisticated than EndNote, but may meet your needs in the early stages of your degree.
What time does the library close?
Almost never! Bay Library and Singleton Park Library are open 24 hours a day, 362 days a year. We are closed 25th December, 26th December and 1st January. For opening hours of South Wales Miners’ Library (at Hendrefoelan Student Village) and opening hours of Information Desks at Bay and Singleton Park, please check our website.
Can we have food or drink in the library?
You can eat and drink (non-alcoholic!) in the library, but we ask that if you have hot food, please eat it in the self-service café. There is no food allowed in the Group Pod.
Are there any fiction books in the library?
The collection at Bay Library is focused on supporting the School of Management and the College of Engineering, so you won’t find any fiction books on our main shelves. You will find novels and other works of fiction at Singleton Park Library. The fiction stock is there mainly to assist our literature students in their studies, but the books can be borrowed by any Swansea University student. You can either visit Singleton Park Library to browse and borrow books, or look for a book on iFind and Request that it’s sent to Bay for you to borrow.
We have a Book Swap at Bay Library. The rules are simple – just pick a book you’d like to read and donate one in return! These books are not part of library stock, so there is no need to issue them to your card. Browse the selection and help yourself!
For a wider selection of fiction books, you may want to join Swansea public libraries while you’re a student here. It’s free! Swansea Central Library is easily accessible from Bay Campus on the 8X bus and there are many branch libraries throughout the Swansea area. The Swansea council website has information about joining the library as well as contact details and an address for each library.