Got an assignment due? Request the books you need and get some help from the library!

There are assignment deadlines coming up, so now seems like a good time to remind you to Request books which are out on loan to other students.

If the book you need has already been borrowed by someone else, you will need to place a Request on iFind. When you do this, an email is sent to the student who has the book. The email tells the student that the book can’t be renewed anymore and asks them to return the book as someone else would like to borrow it. You’ll get an email to tell you when the book is ready for you to borrow. There’s a short video which shows you how to Request items on iFind, or just ask for help at the Library Desk.

Please remember that there are lots of online resources for you too. Many of our books are available as ebooks. You are expected to use journals in your research as well as textbooks, so use iFind and the library’s subject databases to find relevant articles. Business Source Complete and the Proquest Business Collection are both excellent databases of business and management material. You can find guides and other resources on our Library Guides pages: Please tell us if you can’t find the books and journal articles that you need.

Subject Librarians can also help with referencing!

If you have any questions or need any help, please email us at or book an appointment through the calendar on Library Guides: A librarian is also available 12.00-16.00 every Thursday during term time for drop-in queries.

Good luck with your assignments!

Naomi, Philippa and Giles

Naomi, Philippa and Giles – your library support team. We can answer referencing questions and help you find the material you need for your assignments.

Getting help: How to arrange a meeting with a librarian

The library has a range of resources to help you find the best academic and business information for your studies. Your librarians can help you to find the information that you need. If you have questions about referencing or would like to know how to find and use the best resources for your subject, please email us or arrange an appointment. We have a number of options if you would like to meet with a librarian:-

Come to our drop in on Thursday afternoons

From today, we will are trialling an ‘Ask a librarian’ service every Thursday this term. No need to book in advance, just come to Bay Library between 12.00 and 17.00 and a librarian will be available to help you. You’ll find us in the Central Area of the library.

Book an appointment through our calendar

If you prefer, you can book a one-to-one appointment through the Book a Librarian calendar on the School of Management library guide. There are a number of appointments available Monday to Friday. Please note, bookings close two hours before the scheduled appointment time.

Email us

If there are no suitable appointments showing in our calendar, you can email us at to arrange to meet a librarian at a more suitable time. Our inbox is monitored Monday to Friday during office hours. You can also email us with any questions that you have.

Ask at the Information Desk in the library

If you need help while you are in the library, you can ask staff at the Information Desk to find out if there is a librarian available to see you. We can’t promise to see you straight away as we may already have other appointments scheduled, but one of us will meet you if we can.


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!

Meet your new Subject Librarians! (Part 2)


Giles Lloyd-Brown

We’d like to introduce you to another new member of staff here at the library. Giles Lloyd-Brown has joined the team of Subject Librarians for the School of Management and the College of Engineering. He’ll be dividing his time between the Library and Information Centre at the Singleton Campus and the new Bay Campus Library.

Giles has returned to Swansea University, having graduated in 2005. Since then he has obtained a Masters in Information and Library studies from Aberystwyth University and worked in a range of library services including Local Authority, Academic and Government.

Giles is a Chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) and is also a Chartership mentor for other librarians and information professionals.

Meet your new Subject Librarians! (Part 1)


Philippa Price

We’d like to introduce you to some new members of staff here at the library! Philippa Price has recently joined the team of Subject Librarians for the School of Management and the College of Engineering. The team is currently based in the Library and Information Centre at Singleton Campus, but will be moving to the library at the new Bay Campus in September.

Whilst she is new to Swansea University, Philippa has nearly ten years’ experience as a university librarian. She previously worked as an Assistant Librarian at University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Swansea (formally Swansea Metropolitan University) where she provided subject support for the staff and students on the Education programmes. Her role there involved contact with students from undergraduate to Masters level and allowed her to develop strong links with academic staff. Philippa is looking forward to similar opportunities here at Swansea University.

If you’d like to find out a bit more about Philippa, take a look at her blog post for 23 Llyfrgellydd last year:

Watch this space to meet more new members of the team soon…