Welcome to our official UWTSD Swansea Library Blog! We’ll be using it to post news and information about our resources and services, to help you make the most of our campus libraries and online library e-resources. We also welcome your comments & feedback!
Wednesday, 17 July 2013
Find out more about your fantastic Swansea Public Library service!!
This week we're delighted to introduce
another special guest blogger for you - Lizzy Evans, one of the assistant
managers at Swansea Central Library! Lizzy started to work for the library
service in December 2007, in time for the New Central Library opening. She
started working as an Assistant Manager in 2010, having graduated from
Swansea University in 2005 with a BA hons in History and Politics. She then went
to Aberystwyth to study a MA in Film Studies and has recently submitted her
dissertation for the BSc Library and Information Management degree. When not
writing assignments or working, Lizzy spends time travelling and going to the
Your course has finished for the summer, so why not
take this opportunity to try a different type of library experience?
At this time of year, Swansea Public Library
Service is inundated with requests for travel guides, guides for days out,
starting new hobbies, cooking, crafting, dress making etc. and the beach
holiday read… all for FREE! Swansea libraries have a lot to offer you, not only
throughout the summer, but all year round.
We hold a variety of eventsfor
adults & children. Literacy skills being at the heart of most libraries,
Swansea is no different. We hold many events for children which encourage
language skills through a variety of activities:
Up Story times
and Stuff’ craft events
Throughout July & August we will be holding
special events for children like our ‘OZ, The Great and Powerful’ Party on 25th July and the annual children’s Summer Reading
Feel you’re a little old for this? We have a lot to
offer you too! We hold a wide variety of events for adults, from guest author
events and Family History sessions, to INK our writers group and our book group for
which we are holding a special session in August where we are linking up with Radio Wales to join their book group (for more details, click here).
As technology advances, so must libraries, we now
have WiFi in the central library and offer a free ebook and e-audio book download service. Libraries still anchor their work
in books, be them physical or electronic, however this is no longer a library’s
sole purpose, libraries are now so much more.
So, here’s the low down on Swansea’s libraries:
17 branch libraries, a mobile service and a housebound service
internet in all branches
ebooks and e-audio books available to download
To join, all you need is to bring down some proof
of address and we can register you immediately, once registered you can use all
17 branches and all the facilities. Alternatively, you can register via the Libraries Together Passport scheme. If you’re reading this, you’re more than likely already
registered with the Swansea Metropolitan University Library, and therefore you
have access to many more libraries both academic and public from Pembroke, to
Aberystwyth, to Neath Port Talbot. This is available via the passport, for more
information visit www.library.wales.org.