Libraries

Your library is an important part of college life. We invite you to visit the library (both its physical and virtual space), to explore the wealth of resources and support we provide. Experienced and friendly staff provide support through your research journey, whilst ensuring that your library provides a relaxed learning environment.

What our students say

The staff are always helpful and are always more than ready to offer assistance"

The library has been a great help to me this year. I will really miss being able to use it when my course finishes"

The library staff are so incredibly friendly and the library overall is a fantastic place to study in"

I really appreciate the work that you all put in to make the library such a great place to work"

Thank you Gower College Swansea Library staff for all your help"

More than just a library

  • Flexible learning spaces
  • Access to PCs, laptop loans, printing and copying
  • A wide range or resources
  • Provides group library skills sessions
  • Free wifi
  • Knowledgeable and supportive staff
  • One-to-one support through your research journey
  • 24/7 access to electronic resources
  • Bookable teaching zones
  • Stationery shop
 

Your libraries

Tycoch Library


Tycoch
01792 284133

Gorseinon Library


Gorseinon
01792 890731

Llwyn Y Bryn Library


Llwyn Y Bryn
01792 284335

 

Email: library@gowercollegeswansea.ac.uk

Library Moodle Page

Moodle link

Library questions

What is my Student ID Card for?

Every student has an ID card. It entitles you to access the PCs at college, printing and copying facilities and borrow items from any library (you will need it every trip).

Do I have to be a student at the college to use the libraries?

No. If you are a member of any library in South West and Mid Wales, you will be allowed to use our libraries and borrow books.

I want to borrow some books. How long can I keep them for?

Every student is allowed to take out up to 8 items (including 2 DVDs). Most books are 3 week loans, but some popular titles are 1 week only.

The book I want to borrow is on a different campus. Do I have to travel to get it?

Not at all. We will bring the book to you! If any book that you want is at a different campus library, we can make sure you get it within approx. 24hrs.

I came across an eBook in the Library Search results and it is asking me for a Username and Password. What is it?

When you want to access any electronic resource, your username and password is the same as the one you use to log in to a PC.

What can a Library Advisor help me with?

Within your libraries, experienced and qualified staff are there to help you with your research. How do I book a session with a Library Advisor?

I need to print an assignment off in colour. Can I do this?

Yes, we have black and white and colour printer/photocopiers. When you receive your student id card, it will have £1 credit on it to access them. More credits can be bought.

My books are due back but I can't get into college. Can I take them out for longer?

As long as your books are not overdue or not reserved, you can renew them over the phone.

I have heard that you sell stationary. Is it cheaper than the shops?

We sell a good variety of stationary items including, pads, pens, folders, polypockets and much more, all at a really good price!

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