The Owen Library is named after former Principal John Trevor Owen, who was Head Master of the Grammar School and Principal of the Technical College here from 1901 – 1910.
Other notable facilities include our self-service kiosk where you can borrow, renew and return your items independently. We have thirty-seven networked PCs available for student use, and you can also print or photocopy onto A4 or A3, in either black and white, or colour.
In addition to being the location where FADE students now hand in assignments, the Owen Library has a multi-purpose room on the lower ground floor for collaborative work, which you can use for group discussion. The room is kitted out with a whiteboard to aid you with your discussions/presentation work, and colourful, informal seating! Other more formal study space is available on the ground floor, plus there is WIFI throughout the building if you are bringing your own mobile device.
Our team of staff are on hand to help with you any library-related queries, so do please come and ask!
Our term-time opening hours are:
Monday – Thursday: 8.45am – 8.00pm
Friday: 8.45am – 7.00pm
Saturday: 10.00am – 4.00pm
Sunday: 12.00pm – 5.00pm
(For vacation hours and further information, see the library web site)
Additionally, on display in the library is a folio of architectural designs and plans for the Free Grammar School of Swansea, produced by architect Thomas Taylor between September 1852 - January 1855. Also in the building we have two lovely stained glass windows – one next to the main staircase, and the other on the first floor (which is occupied by the Faculty of Art and Design).
For more information regarding the services or resources at the Owen Library, either call in, or telephone us on 01792 481 141. You can also keep up to date by following us and the other Swansea Met Libraries via our Blog, Facebook & Twitter pages.
We look forward to seeing you soon!