Student in the library

Who can use LibraryPlus?

 All students, with particular emphasis on:

  • Part-time and Work-based Students
  • Students living at a distance or Students on placement
  • Disabled Students 
  • Carers
  • Or, anyone who needs extra support for all or part of their studies

LibraryPlus Services: for that extra support

Requests and Automatic Renewals

Automatic Renewals have been introduced to make things easier. Items on loan from the library will automatically renew unless they are requested. It is therefore vital that requests are placed on any items that you wish to borrow that are currently on loan to other library users. However you can still telephone or email the library to make a request on a book. Remember to have your student number ready. Out of hours there is a voicemail facility.  

Postal Loans

We can post available copies of books to you on request. We can only post books to addresses in the UK.  You will be liable for the cost of postage (parcel post rates).  The charge will be added to your library record and you can pay this charge by post or next time you are in the library. Before requesting a postal loan, please check whether we have the book(s) in stock by browsing iFind (the Library Catalogue).

Book Collection and Delivery

We can arrange to transport books between the Singleton Park Library, Bay Library, St David's Park Library (Carmarthen), the South Wales Miners' Library (Hendrefoelan Campus) and Banwen Library if you are unable to visit the library where the item you require is held.

We can also arrange for books to be fetched from the shelves in your chosen library.

Photocopying and Scanning Service

Journal articles and extracts from books can be photocopied or scanned for you (subject to copyright law). Photocopies can be collected from any Swansea University library or we can post them to you. You will be charged for the cost of the photocopying & scanning which is 10p per A4; and for any postage, if applicable.

Important Information - How much can you copy for me? For copyright reasons the library can only supply a single chapter of a book or a single article from an issue of a journal. If you need more than one chapter or article then you will need to arrange to visit the library or borrow the book through the LibraryPlus service.

If we do not have the book chapter or article you require, you can make a request to the Document Supply service.