Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Introducing your Swansea Met library - Townhill Library

You may remember our series of blog posts last academic year in which we introduced your Swansea Met subject librarians. This year, we thought we'd tell you a bit more about our four Swansea Met libraries. Here we go!

Townhill Library

Welcome to Townhill Library! You’ll find us on the beautiful Townhill Campus where you can enjoy stunning views of Mumbles and Swansea Bay. It’s not all about the location, though; you’ll find plenty of books, journals and other resources here to help you with your studies.

You’ll find all sorts on our shelves, but we mainly support the subject areas of Education, Performing Arts and Psychology & Counselling. If you’re looking for something less academic, we have an excellent collection of novels and poetry books for you to browse and borrow. We like our classics, of course, but we have lots of books published during this century too! Take a look at our themed book display for inspiration. You’ll find it on the ground floor at the bottom of the stairs and the theme changes regularly.

We also have a Teaching Practice collection on the first floor. There you’ll find picture books, junior fiction (including teenage and young adult fiction) and non-fiction books in Welsh and English. This collection is primarily for our trainee teachers to use on school placement, but any Swansea Met student or member of staff is welcome to borrow Teaching Practice books.

If you’re looking for somewhere to read the latest copy of The Stage, or just kick back with a book, we have a comfy seating area on the ground floor. We have study spaces on each of the three floors in the library, but the best spot must be on the first floor by the window where you can take in that beautiful view of the bay!

You’ll find an open access computer suite on the top floor and some PCs on the ground floor. You can of course print and photocopy in the library (for a small charge!). You’ll find our photocopier on the ground floor with our journal back issues.

Our term time opening hours are:-

Monday – Thursday                        8.30am-9.00pm
Friday                                                8.30am-7pm
Saturday                                10am-4pm
Sunday                                   12pm-5pm

And as if all that wasn’t enough, we’ve also got some lovely members of staff to help you find your way around! Just ask at the counter if you’ve got any questions about the library or need help finding a book. You can borrow and return books and DVDs at counter too, or use our self-service machine if you’d prefer. If you’re struggling with our online resources or just don’t know where to start, Assistant Librarians Suzanne Taylor and Philippa Price will be happy to help. You can contact Townhill Library on 01792 482113, or just call in and see us during opening hours!

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