Coronavirus: library information

Page updated: 11 July 2020

Library service update

Access to the Brynmor Jones Library

As part of the University's response to coronavirus, the Brynmor Jones Library building has suspended walk-in access to use the building for the foreseeable future. Our bookable returns and click & collect service (below) is the only exception.


Return and click & collect service

The Library will be providing returns and click & collect services every Tuesday and Friday from 7 July. This is not a walk-in service and must be booked in advance. 

All other library services are available online

All online services available through the library website remain available, and we are working to make as much as possible available online in these unusual circumstances.

The links below provide shortcuts and updates on how to access various services. If you have any queries about availability or are having difficulty accessing any of the services or resources, please raise this through, the library help page, or ask via library chat, all of which continue to be monitored daily.

If you've been provided an extension by your department, don't worry, your library account will stay active, even if the date on your student card has expired.


Access to resources online

  • You can access eBooks, online journal articles, and online databases via the library search
  • Links to electronic resources for your modules are available through your module reading lists (or click on Reading List within the module site on Canvas)
  • Subject guides link to electronic resources for your subject
  • Electronic theses can be accessed via Hydra and EThOS
  • If you can't find what you need, try the can't find it page


Extra eBook collections

In addition to searching for purchased eBooks in the library search there are 1,000s of e-books available in the following online collections that you can browse and view. If you have any issues accessing them, please contact us.


Skills and study support


Teaching support

  • The Library can continue to add items to reading lists and we ask that staff continue to update their own reading lists. Acquisition of materials will prioritise online resources, where available, to maximise availability to students.
  • Queries about managing access to resources through reading lists can be sent to


Research outputs support