SA1 Library Project
The new waterfront library in the SA1 campus, The Forum, provides us with a unique opportunity to consolidate the libraries from Mount Pleasant and Townhill Campuses. It will provide access to a range of flexible learning spaces to support all our students. It will also house the collections from the libraries of Mount Pleasant and Townhill Campuses. Professional library staff will have access to a range of spaces that will enable them to support students and staff digital and information skills development across the curriculum. There will also be an exhibition space for showing student work, as well as enabling us to display items from our own Special Collections and Archives.
There are currently displays of furniture and swatches from the new Library in Mount Pleasant (reception area) and Townhill (in the canteen) to give you a feel for the new library.
For further information about the new library, please see the FAQs below.
A new waterfront library, The Forum, will open on August 13th. The new library will house the collections currently in Mount Pleasant and Townhill libraries as well as flexible learning spaces for all your study needs.
Townhill and Mount Pleasant (Owen) libraries will both close on Sunday 17th June to start the work of moving the books and other resources to the new library.
Performance texts currently in Townhill library will be permanently relocated to the Business Campus library over the summer.
Although you won’t be able to access the print resources you’ll still be able to access the Online Library and the library team have also spent the last year making sure as many print resources as possible are also available on the online library.
You can find info and support on using the online library by clicking on the Student Guides tile on MyDay or by speaking to one of our library team.
If you have any books out on June 17th you’ll be able to keep them until the new library opens, or just return them to any other UWTSD library.
You can still access our Need More service and get guidance from your Academic Liaison Librarian over this period. Students are welcome to use our Need More service to request items they cannot access: http://www.uwtsd.ac.uk/library/need-more/
You’ll be able to use learning spaces across other Swansea campuses including the library in Dynevor and the recently refurbished library and third floor learning space in the business campus.
You can also use the SCONUL scheme which allows you to access other University libraries such as Swansea University.
You’ll also be able to access resources and space at Gower College’s new Tycoch campus library, near Townhill.
You can find out more on the SA1 FAQs page on MyDay and keep up with progress on the new library by following us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram
Yes, based on your feedback we’ve made significant investments in e-resources so you access course essentials even more easily. We’ve developed our InfoSkills programme to support you in getting the best from the library.
We're also constantly working to improve your libraries from refurbishment to the Swansea Business Campus library to the planned refurbishment of Carmarthen library this summer.
Carmarthen Library Refurbishment Project
The Carmarthen Library will be undergoing a significant refurbishment project through this academic year. The Library was built in the early 1990s and it is clear that the current space configuration and provision is no longer for purpose. This is increasingly an issue in terms of equity across all campuses following recent work in both Lampeter and Swansea Business Libraries along with the new SA1 Library Project. One of the key objectives is to improve the physical space and environment for learners, for example developing a range of flexible and different learning spaces and settings.
The project will include elements of external work also. It will probably be necessary to close the library at some point this academic year, probably June 2018, but we will ensure academic and professional colleagues are engaged with to ensure best fit solutions are In place.
It is planned for the project to be complete by the end of July 2018.