Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Introducing your newest Swansea Met library…

Welcome to the final instalment of our blog series profiling Swansea Met libraries. This week it’s time to introduce you to our newest library, located at Swansea Business School…

Swansea Business School Library opened its doors on Monday 24th September 2012 after many months of moves and reorganisation, involving a lot of hard work by library staff (and Pickford’s removals!). The library is conveniently situated on the first floor of the new campus building, making it easy for staff and students to pop in between lectures. We have a vast selection of books, journals, DVDs and CDs relevant to all subjects taught within the Faculty as well as daily newspapers, dissertations and lots of other useful reference material.

We’ve tried to create a friendly and welcoming environment with different ‘zones’ to suit all your study needs. There are 47 open access computers available along with printing, scanning and photocopying facilities…there is also free Wi-Fi throughout the library for anyone who wants to connect to the Internet via their laptops, tablets or smartphones. We have a quiet study area for those who need to concentrate, as well as a group study area for students that want to discuss their ideas with friends and classmates. If you need to practice a presentation or group project we also have a seminar room that can be booked in advance and is equipped with a PC and large plasma touchscreen. All our zones are comfortably furnished with a colourful range of desks, chairs, study booths, sofas and soft seating, so there’s always somewhere to take the weight off your feet when it all gets too much!    

Library Assistants are always available at the main issue desk to help you but, if you are in a hurry, why not use our self-service point to issue, return or renew your books and to pay fines by debit card. If you have a more detailed enquiry or would like to know how to access our online resources pop over to the enquiry desk and speak to one of our Librarians (mugshots below!)…they can also arrange library tours and more detailed training sessions upon request.


*See our library website for opening hours and contact details.

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