Do you need to borrow a book in Bath, study in Stirling or use a library in London?

Swansea University are members of UK wide borrowing and reading schemes which will allow you to use a range of other libraries.


The SCONUL Access scheme is a co-operative agreement between a number of higher education libraries. The scheme allows Swansea University academic staff, postgraduate research students, full-time postgraduates, part-time, distance learning or placement students to borrow or use books and journals at other libraries belonging to the scheme.

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Students and staff must register with SCONUL Access by applying online and have their application authorised by Swansea University before visiting any of the other participating libraries. This guide explains how you can join the scheme.

It’s important to note that not every library will grant you borrowing rights. The SCONUL website will tell you what services your chosen libraries can offer you.

Libraries Together

The Libraries Together scheme is managed by SWAMP (South West And Mid Wales Partnership) and funded by CyMAL (Museums Archives and Libraries Wales).

A Libraries Together passport allows any current member of Swansea, Neath Port Talbot, Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire public library services to use anumber of local, further and higher education libraries in Wales. Participating libraries include Gower College Swansea, Neath Port Talbot College, Swansea Metropolitan – UWTSD and University of Wales Trinity Saint David – Lampeter and Carmarthen.

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If you are not currently a member of a local public library, please visit your nearest public library within Swansea, Neath Port Talbot, Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire and join the library. To register with the scheme you can download a Libraries Together Passport and take it with you to have it stamped or ask for one when joining.

Revision time!

If you are looking for past papers to help you revise for your exams, take a look at the LIS exam past papers  web site. It has links to many of the departments who have made their exam past papers available on line or via Blackboard or information as to how you can obtain past papers if they are not available online.

You may also find these web pages from biz/ed useful on exam technique and preparation.

Good luck in your exams!

24 hour opening in the Library

From 18 April until 5 June, our opening hours in the Library will be:

Monday-Thursday: 24 hour opening

Friday:                    Open until 10pm  

Saturday:                8am to 10pm

Sunday:                  24 hour opening after 8am

Full details of our opening hours are on our web pages at:

Please be considerate to other students who are revising in the Library:

  • Be as quiet as possible in the study areas
  • Don’t use Facebook and other personal sites on the student PCs between 10am and 5pm
  • Hot food and alcohol should not be brought into the Library. Anyone doing this will be asked to leave immediately

Good luck with your revision!